OSHA standards may require some of your employees to get forklift certified to stay compliant. Through Helpside’s forklift certification programs, you can ensure that employee certifications are up-to-date. 

What is a Forklift Certification? 

Forklift certification is required by OSHA to operate vehicles in compliance. There are several standards for safety set in place to keep employees safe while operating forklifts. These safety standards are taught in forklift certification programs. Forklift certification programs give individuals a wallet card that verifies their certification for three years.  

How to Get a Forklift Certification 

How long does it take to get a forklift certification? 

Getting a forklift certification generally takes less than a day. At Helpside, we offer three different ways for your employees to get forklift certified. These include online training, in-person training, and a course designed to train one of your employees to provide certifications to others. Each can be completed in only a few hours.  

How much does it cost to get a forklift certification? 

There are a range of prices based on what channel your training is through and the provider you choose. Our range of prices is different for each type of training course. Our online course costs $50-$60 per person. Helpside’s in-person course costs $75-$99 per person (minimums from $225-$350). The “Train the Trainer” course runs from $750 to $900.   

Importance of getting a forklift certification 

Spending the time and money necessary to get certified may seem like a hassle. However, there many risks associated with not getting certified and many benefits for getting certified. First, employee injuries, especially when related to operating machinery, can be severe. Training can prevent those injuries from occurring. Additionally, having current certifications will ensure your compliance with OSHA regulations. No employer wants to deal with the consequences of falling out of compliance, whether intentionally or not.  

Get forklift certified in Utah 

If you want to get your employees forklift certified, check out Helpside’s forklift certification page by clicking the button below. Or you can contact one of Helpside’s representatives at service@helpside.com or 801-443-1090.  

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