This 20 Clock hours (3.0 Credit Unit) course (2 weeks of training), is designed to cover the different types of forklifts and their applications on instruction sites. Student instruction includes lifting, transporting, and placing various types of loads. The course describes the duties and responsibilities of operators, as well as safety rules, and operator preventive maintenance.
- Basic Operational Techniques – This module provide basic instruction for the safe operation and preventive maintenance on each type of equipment, including proper mounting, startup procedures, and basic movements of the machine and its attachments. The module is intended to provide to first hands on experience with each type of machine.
- Safety – Provides a comprehensive overview of safety requirements on job sites, with emphasis on OSHA and NIOSH requirements. Presents basic requirements, for personal protections, safely driving equipment, and HAZCOM.
- Basic Rigging – This module introduces basic principles and practices behind safe and efficient rigging operations. At this level of training, no trainee should perform rigging operations. Only a qualified person should perform the rigging and moving if any size load on a job. Trainees need only be aware of basic equipment and selection criteria at this stage of their training. They will be introduced to factors such as load stress in this module.
- Communication Skills– This module provides trainees with communicating effectively with co-workers and supervisors. It includes practical examples that emphasize the importance of verbal and written information and instructions on the job. It also discusses effective telephone and e-mail communication skills.
- Employability Skills – This module helps the trainee identify the roles of individuals and companies in the construction industry. It introduces the trainee to critical thinking and problem solving skills and computer system and their industry applications. It also reviews effective relationship skills, effective self-presentation, and key workplace issues such as sexual harassment, stress and substance abuse.
- CPR & First Aid – This module teaches emergency response skills based on the latest scientific findings, as stated in Emergency Cardiovascular Care 2000 Guidelines and OSHA First Aid Guidelines. Through the use of video and lecture, trainees learn how to recognize emergency situations and handle them as a First Aid/CPR trained responder. Trainees are American Red Cross Certified in Basic First Aid and CPR after completion of this class.
- Equipment Operation and Maintenance – This lab is designed for the trainee to put into action what they have learned in the classroom. The trainee will perform tasks with machine enhancing their skills and better preparing them for employment as an entry the necessary preventative maintenance required by these machines to keep them functioning properly.
- Lab Equipment Operation and Maintenance – This lab is designed for the trainee to put into action what they have learned in the classroom. The trainee will perform tasks on the machine enhancing their skills and better preparing them for employment as an entry level forklift equipment operator. The trainee will also perform the necessary preventative maintenance required by these machines to keep them 4. The learning skills, and other competencies to be acquired by graduates of the program.