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Before you hire and train a forklift operator, it's very important to understand his or her level of experience, what equipment they have operated and for what period of time. Has he or she had any accidents, what was the nature, did refresher training occur?
This form helps walk you through the process of deciding whether you are hiring a safe operator and how much ( if any) training is needed. Download the questionnaire...
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There are two requirements for operating powered industrial trucks in Massachusetts;
The OSHA compliance training Brodie Toyota lift provides has been required since 1999 and continues to be a requirement. The forklift operator training that we supply will keep you in compliance with OSHA. We train operators in safe powered industrial truck operation.
The Department of Public Safety requirement has been on the books for a number of years but it was not actively enforced. It is now. To comply with the Massachusetts hoisting requirements your company has two choices.
An exemption can be obtained if your employees operate your equipment, on your property, under the supervision of a qualified, designated employee(s) responsible for their safe operation. Your company must also have an in house training program that has been approved by the DPS monitored by that person(s).
The information for each process includes:
All necessary documentation and applications are available on the Department of Public Safety website under the license tab then the hoisting tab.
If we can clarify any points or be of assistance contact, Tim Wilder our Operator and Technical Training Manager at 978-360-1240 email@example.com or The Department of Public safety directly at:
P (617) 727-3200
Whether you own or are renting an aerial lift, it is important to know your responsibilities. This guide, directly from OSHA, gives you a quick reference to everything from pre-use inspections to falls safety and some of the main hazards that come with aerial lift operation.