Forklift Operator Refresher Training - When Is It Required?

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Published Date: 05/12/2014


George; Ports

By George Ports


A question frequently asked about forklift operator training is how often does OSHA require refresher training to be conducted? According to OSHA, refresher training is required when:


  • The operator has been observed to operate the vehicle in an unsafe manner.
  • The operator has been involved in an accident or near-miss incident.
  • The operator has received an evaluation that reveals that the operator is not operating the truck safely.
  • The operator is assigned to drive a different type of truck.
  • A condition in the workplace changes in a manner that could affect safe operation of the truck.
  • An evaluation of each powered industrial truck operator’s performance shall be conducted at least once every three years.


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