Forklift Operation 1: Safety Inspection and Maintenance

  • 4 topics | 28m 1s
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  • Transcripts
Forklifts are used in many industries, and operating them safely is paramount to the safety of both operators and fellow employees. In this course, you will learn when and how to inspect a forklift and what to do in the event an equipment problem is discovered. You will also learn the necessary precautions to take and procedures to follow when refueling gasoline, diesel, and propane-powered forklifts and when changing or recharging battery-powered units. You will also learn about the health hazards you may face as a result of working with or around forklifts. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by EnSafe Inc., a global professional services company focusing on engineering, environment, health and safety, and information technology. Please note, the course materials and content were current with the laws and regulations at the time of the last expert review, however, they may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation with respect to compliance with legal statutes or requirements.


  • recognize what parts of the forklift need to be inspected
  • identify safe practices for servicing a forklift
  • identify the types of exposures that can be hazardous to your health when maintaining a forklift
  • recognize safe practices for refueling forklifts
  • recognize safe practices for charging or changing forklift batteries


  • Inspecting Forklifts
  • Servicing Forklifts
  • Health Hazards and Refueling Forklifts
  • Changing or Charging Batteries