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All TWU employees and students who will be operating "Powered Industrial Trucks" (including forklifts, Forklift Accidentpowered pallet jacks, tow motors, etc.) are required to have an Equipment Operator's License issued by Risk Management.

To obtain an Equipment Operator's License, individuals must complete appropriate training and a driving "road test" on the specific equipment they will be using. The training can be completed in a classroom setting or via Blackboard (see the ES&H training page for more information). The road test must be scheduled through Risk Management, and involves completing some basic tasks with the equipment while being observed. 

Once both the training and road test are complete, Risk Management will issue a laminated license card that will need to be carried by the individual whenever they are operating the equipment. The license will specify which type of equipment the individual is permitted to operate, and is good for three years. However, the license may be revoked or additional training required prior to that time if there are any incidents involving the individual's operation of theForklift diagram equipment.

One of the additional requirements of the Powered Industrial Truck program is daily inspections of the equipment by the operators. Below you can find links to forms for both fork lifts and for powered pallet jacks. Completed forms must be maintained in the department where the equipment is operated.

Inspection Forms

page last updated 12/16/2014 4:02 PM