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Competent Person Forklift Safety Course

eTraining’s Forklift Training for the Competent Person Course takes all of the information covered in our Forklift Safety Course, and expands on it to include knowledge and training on the duties and responsibilities of the competent person working on job sites with forklift activities.

OSHA requires that a competent person be a part of every job site.  With this Forklift Competent Person Certification, you are helping your employer to satisfy this requirement, while making yourself a more valuable member of your team.

This course has been developed directly from the OSHA standard for forklift safety – 29 CFR 1910.178.  It includes training for those individuals operating fork trucks, platform lift trucks, motorized hand trucks, and other specialized industrial trucks powered by electric motors or internal combustion engines.

Please note: This course does not provide a license to operate a forklift, this would necessitate physical, hands-on instruction.  This course is designed to provide an understanding of forklift safety, based on the OSHA standard.

We also offer a Forklift Safety Training Course that is intended more for the general site worker and forklift operator than a competent person or supervisor.

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Course Details

This course is approximately 4 hours in length, with an exam at the end. Once you pass the exam with a score of 70% or better, you can print your personalized certificate right from your computer, or download it as a PDF.

The course is fully narrated and packed with photos, video, interactivity, links to related content, and downloadable material.  It is packed with valuable information and is designed to maximize your retention of that information.

Topics Covered Include

  • Definitions
  • Classifications
  • Responsibilities
  • Designations
  • Hazard Identification
  • Visibility
  • Controls & Instrumentation
  • Components
  • Inspection
  • Maintenance
  • OSHA Inspection
  • Engine Operation
  • Operating Limitations

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Our customized progress tracking software will automatically provide up to date information on where your employees are within a course.

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We believe that training should be delivered where and when the customer needs it. That’s why, in addition to standard computer access, our courses can also be taken on tablets and smart phones.


A well-designed and thought out course increases student engagement and retention. The quality of the content and delivery of our online training is second to none.


The owners of etraintoday.com have over 25 years of experience delivering high caliber training in the safety field, certifying many thousands of students.

Ease of Use

You don’t have to be a computer whiz to take our training! We’ve made enrollment and course access as easy as possible, so that you can quickly get to what’s important – the training.

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It is important to us that our customers get any questions or issues answered quickly. We guarantee that our staff will be accessible and responsive, whether by phone or email.


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