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Forklift Operator Safety Training

OS5u – Forklift Operator Safety Online Training


Study Time (Hrs)


CE Credits (CCS & CES)


NOTE: You will be prompted to Register if you have not already done so. If you already have a login, please click “Proceed to Enrollment” on the next screen.

This class teaches basic forklift operating procedures with an emphasis on universal safety and procedures. It is designed to meet required OSHA safety training requirements in the US as specified in 29 CFR 1910.178*. It includes procedures and theories applicable to most propane and electric forklift trucks designed for use on hard surfaces. It does NOT address additional safety concerns when operating large or high load capacity forklifts, forklifts equipped with non-standard forks and fork extenders, or forklifts on unpaved/soft surfaces.


Once you finish this course, a printable Certificate of Completion will be available for download. The course can be completed in 3 hours or less.


Important: Per OSHA rules, this class requires a trainer-evaluator at the student’s facility to conduct the “hands-on” performance evaluations for each student, in order to become a certified forklift operator. The on-line portion of this course is not sufficient for certification. An operator must complete “hands on” training as needed, and then pass a performance evaluation in the workplace on the particular forklift(s) to be operated. These “hands-on” performance evaluation worksheets are available as a package within the course.


*Some states have state-level forklift safety regulations in addition to the federal OSHA regulations, which may affect operator training. Employers should determine if state regulations affect forklift safety training, and if so, they must supplement this training as needed.

  • Forklift Safety & Training Responsibilities
  • Forklift Functionality & Safe Operation
  • Preparing for “Hands-On” Learning and Performance Evaluation
  • Forklift Driving, Maneuvering & Parking Checklist
  • Forklift Load Handling Basics Checklist
  • OS5.1—Performance Evaluation: Pre and Post Operation (Propane Powered Forklift) (optional, depending on type of forklift to be used)
  • OS5.2—Performance Evaluation: Pre & Post Operation (Electric Powered Forklift) (optional, depending on type of forklift to be used)
  • OS5.3—Performance Evaluation: Forklift Driving, Maneuvering & Parking
  • OS5.4—Performance Evaluation: Forklift Load Handling
  • OS5.5—Performance Evaluation: Loading/Unloading Conveyances (dock and ground-level)
  • OS5.6—Performance Evaluation: Forklift Operation Inside Enclosed Conveyances (optional, if operator will operate across dock board or ramp into conveyances)
  • OS5.7—Performance Evaluation: Forklift Operation Using Fork Extenders (optional, if operator will use these)
  • Click here to view a detailed class syllabus

For those who are already a Certified Customs Specialist (CCS) or a Certified Export Specialist (CES) registered with the NCBFAA, provide us with your CCS/CES ID number and you will automatically get continuing education credits upon the successful completion of a qualified course. To get your CE credits, follow these easy steps:


  1. Register for DB Schenker online training (if you haven’t already done so)
  2. Login with your user name and password, and you will be directed to your “My Page” section.
  3. Select “Update user record” on the right, enter your CCS or CES number in the “NCBFAA ID” field, and click Submit Update.

That’s it! Once you’re signed up, we’ll automatically send any CE credits you earn directly to the NCBFAA!

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