Only trained and competent operators shall be permitted to operate a powered industrial truck. All powered industrial truck operators must be trained and certified by their organizations.

Overall Objective:

OSHA requires employers to develop and implement a training program based on the general principles of safe truck operation, the types of vehicle(s) being used in the workplace, the hazards of the workplace created by the use of the vehicle(s), and the general safety requirements. Employers shall ensure that each Powered Industrial Truck Operator is Competent to operate a powered industrial truck safely. as demonstrated by the successful completion of the training and evaluation.

The Powered Industrial Truck Operator Certification Training, approaches on enhancing the mechanical insight and technical precision of the trainee. The trainees are taught significant issues in managing safety and the regulations observed in different powered industrial truck operation settings based on current regulations and standards. In the course of the training, the trainees also learn why it is important to inspect powered industrial trucks and the inspection intervals, critical components for identifying failures on pneumatic, mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, structural systems, and the safe-operating practices.

Requirements for this Course

Duration: Forty (40) hours

 Mode: Presential / Online

 Approval: 80% of the Final Test

 Validity of the Certificate: Two (2) Years


Unit 1: Powered Industrial Truck Basics
  • Operating instructions, warnings, and precautions.
  • Differences between the truck and the automobile. 
  • Truck controls and instrumentation.
  • Engine or motor operation. 
  • Steering and maneuvering. 
  • Visibility.
Unit 2: PIT Operation: Design & Inspection
  • Fork and attachment adaptation, operation, and use limitations. 
  • Vehicle capacity. 
  • Vehicle stability. 
  • Inspection and maintenance.
  • Refueling and/or charging and recharging of batteries. 
  • Operating limitations.
Unit 3: PIT Operation: Surfaces & Load Handling
  • Surface conditions where the vehicle will be operated. 
  • Composition of loads to be carried and load stability. 
  • Load manipulation, stacking, and unstacking. 
  • Pedestrian traffic in areas where the vehicle will be operated. 
  • exhaust. 
  • Other unique or potentially hazardous environmental conditions
Unit 4: PIT Operation Safety
  • Narrow aisles and other restricted places where the vehicle will be operated. 
  • Hazardous (classified) locations where the vehicle will be operated. 
  • Ramps and other sloped surfaces that could affect the vehicle’s stability. 
  • Closed environments and other areas where insufficient ventilation or poor vehicle maintenance could cause a buildup of carbon monoxide or diesel

Applicable Standards:

  • 29 CFR 1910.178
  • 29 CFR 1926.602
  • ANSI/ITSDF B56.1

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What does this Online Training include:


You have the Control

You can advance at your own pace and access the course whenever you want.

Immediate Access

Once you have paid for the course, you will receive an email with the access data.

Dedicated Coaching

An Experienced and Cetified Trainer will Coach you on five sessions of two our each.


Certificate of Attendance

Once you finish reviewing all the lessons and take the exam you can download your Certificate of Attendance.

Certification Card of Competency

Once the Final Test approved with at least 80%, a Certification Card will be issued, and it will be sent to you. 


Valid Certification Card

Certification Cards of Competency are valid for two years. Its autheticity can be verified at: www.iaicb/verify