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Forklift Train-the-Trainer | 8/21

August 21, 2024
09:00 am - 03:30 pm Pacific Time

Virtual Class

Number of Seats Available: 8

Regardless of previous experience, all forklift operators must receive training on the organization's powered industrial truck (PIT) program. However, designing a training program that is compliant, practical, and engaging can be a challenging task. Trainers must create a program that adheres to safety regulations and considers workplace hazards, unique equipment and tasks, and varying operator abilities.

This course teaches participants how to develop an effective and organization-specific PIT program that complies with federal and Washington state safety regulations. Upon class completion, participants will be able to:

  • Inventory their organization's PIT equipment and tasks
  • Identify workplace hazards that need to be included in training
  • Create a training presentation and tools that are specific to their organization
  • Design site-specific operator driving courses
  • Implement PIT program requirements, such as equipment inspections
  • Evaluate and certify new and experienced PIT operators
  • Adjust the program as needed to meet workplace demands

Course participants will receive a complete training program bundle that includes customizable training materials, PowerPoint templates, sample checklists, Operator Certification cards, and an operator training video. The video is provided on a USB, although a DVD format is available upon request.

Please note that this class does not involve forklift operation. However, it will help PIT trainers design the skills component of their organization's in-house operator training to meet Washington regulations.

Our live, instructor-led classes are designed for, and rely on, active participation to ensure a quality learning experience. Because of this, these sessions will not be paused and will not be recorded for future use or reference.


Technology Minimums for Attending Virtual Training

Archbright provides virtual training to our members so that they can attend courses from most anywhere, but each attendee must ensure that they are working from a location that has the necessary connectivity to the internet to facilitate participation.

Internet connectivity minimums

To ensure that you have a positive experience attending an Archbright University virtual course, you should verify that your internet connectivity provides a minimum of 5 Megabits per second (Mbps) in upload speed. Most internet packages for home-use are advertised by their download speed and not upload speed, and while this can be important for streaming movies or music, it isn’t the only consideration. For using WebEx, Skype for Business, or any VTC solution, the upload speed is just as important as the download speed.

How can I tell what I currently have?

If you are unsure what you currently have, please reach out to your Internet Service Provider (ISP) and request the information directly.

If they are unable to give you that information, please visit while connected to the internet in the same manner you intend to attend the virtual training…and perform a speed test.

Wireless technology minimums

Additionally, if you connect wirelessly, as many of us do, make sure your wireless router can broadcast at the same speed as your upload speed, if not even higher.

Wireless routers can broadcast at over 1 Gigabit per second (Gbps) these days, and many companies don't upgrade your router when you upgrade service. This often means that your wireless speeds are significantly lower than the upload speed that is available to you. This can cause significant issues with using WebEx over your wireless connection.

Other considerations

Remember that each device connected to the internet in your location is taking some of that download and upload capability and wireless connectivity. If you have many devices in your network, it is recommended to have significantly higher speeds to accommodate the increased traffic.

Please contact your internal IT team if you have any questions.

Cancelation Policy: 

If you wish to cancel your registration and receive a refund, we must be notified at least 2 business days before your scheduled class. For cancelations received less than 2 business days of the class date, and for participants who fail to attend the class, no refund will be issued. Please call our Member Services Team to process your cancelation at 206.329.1120 or 509.381.1635.

Silver and Gold members using their credit code must cancel at least 2 business days before the class date to have their credit reinstated.