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Mobile Equipment

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Fork Trucks

Each year, according to OSHA, tens of thousands of injuries related to powered

industrial trucks occur in the workplace.  Property damage is also a large issue with

these vehicles. Unfortunately, most employee injuries and property damage can be

attributed to lack of safe operating procedures, lack of safety-rule enforcement, and

insufficient/inadequate training. Powered industrial trucks are such a hot issue that

they came in at number seven on OSHA’s Top 10 Most Cited list for 2018.

At STEP, we have developed effective training that gives employees and employers

the tools necessary for safe fork truck operations. We offer the following training

courses: 2-hr powered industrial vehicle, 4-hr fork truck operator, 8-hr fork truck

train-the-trainer, 16-hr fork truck train-the-trainer, and 24-hr fork lift and aerial lift train-the-trainer. These courses will include:

  • Review of 29 CFR 1910.178

  • Pre-Use Inspections

  • Correct Operating Procedures

  • Traveling and Loading Requirements

  • Hands-On Workshops

  • Center of Gravity and Stability Pyramid

  • Fulcrum Point and Load Center

  • Driving Skills

  • Common Mistakes and Injuries

Our team of trainers has years of experience in industry making them equipped to understand and anticipate your needs.  We strive toward helping you understand what it takes to keep your employees safe during fork truck operations. All of these training options can be customized to suit specific needs of your facility.

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Aerial Lifts

As recognized by OSHA, aerial lifts have replaced ladders and scaffolding on many job sites

due to their mobility and flexibility. While use of aerial lifts may increase productivity and

efficiency, many hazards are associated with their operation and use. Some of the hazards

posed by aerial lifts include falls, tip-overs, and coming into contact with overhead objects.

Our aerial lift training seminar not only covers operation and inspection of your aerial lift

equipment, but also includes training that prepares employees to recognize, avoid, and

mitigate hazards. This training will also offer aid in understanding the ins and outs of the

aerial lift standard by OSHA in the 29 CFR 1926.453.

Due to the popularity and associated hazards with this piece of equipment, OSHA pays close attention to it use on job sites. STEP offers both a 1-hr and 4-hr course in regards to aerial platforms that include:

  • Regulations and Consensus Standards

  • Aerial Boom Lift Categories and models

  • Aerial lift categories and models

  • Main parts of aerial boom lifts

  • Fall Protection Requirements

  • Common aerial lift hazards

  • Operational controls

  • Safety Systems and Devices

  • Inspection Requirements

  • Safe Operating Procedures

  • Classroom Exam

  • Hands-on Evaluation

Training may be conducted at your jobsite or at a designated offsite location. The training courses that we offer are generalized to cover the broad aspects of the standard and how it relates to your facility. If something more personalized is required, then a customized training program that meets your needs is also an option.

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