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“WHO” Forklift FAQs

WHO Forklift FAQs

Who invented the forklift –

It’s not entirely clear who first created the forklift, but the Clark Company is usually credited with inventing it in 1917. Forklifts have since become commonplace in warehouses around the globe.

Who issues forklift licenses –

In many cases, industrial operations require forklift drivers to be certified by their employer. It’s the responsibility of the employer to ensure that all of their forklift drivers are sufficiently trained to meet OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) regulations.

Forklift drivers can be trained by either a trade school or be trained on the job by a certified individual. Drivers can also choose to receive offsite private training, but a qualified trainer must still evaluate their skills for the hands-on portion of the certification test. 

Who needs forklift certification –

Officially, there are no specific rules or laws that require the issuance of a license. A “license” is just a reference to the certificate given to a driver that indicates that their employer approves of their ability to operate a forklift. OSHA regulations require that employers certify the training process. Employers issue certificates to indicate that an employee is certified.

There are only two operator classifications that OSHA requires certifications from — forklift drivers and crane operators.

Forklifts and cranes are unique in the sense that they require specialized training that spans from the classroom to hands-on training. Thus, to answer the question simply, OSHA requires that every forklift operator must have a forklift certification if they operate a forklift in the workplace.

Forklift training should only be performed by qualified individuals who possess adequate training, knowledge, and experience to train forklift operators and evaluate their performance. An example of a qualified trainer would be someone who owns a certification of their own or who is professionally recognized.

Who needs forklift training –

OSHA requires that employers have a training program in place that covers the basic principles of operating a forklift correctly. These principles should include the general safety requirements by OSHA, the types of vehicle(s) used in the workplace, the general principles of safely operating a truck, and the hazards of using a lift truck in the workplace.

Those who are tasked with the operation of a forklift must receive training. They must also demonstrate their ability to properly operate a forklift in the workplace and do so in a safe manner which will be determined in the form of an evaluation.

Who buys forklift parts –

This depends on whether you’re renting or buying a forklift. If you’re renting a forklift, it typically falls on the rental company to purchase parts for the forklift. Furthermore, the rental company is also responsible for all maintenance fees. On the other hand, if a company acquires a forklift, it’s now the responsibility of the owner to purchase the necessary forklift parts.

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