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Operators and business owners often ask this question: “Do I need a forklift license?” The answer is a definite “yes,” per OSHA requirements. In addition to a license, you need to be certified to use a forklift, and you need authorization from your employer to operate the forklift. This is required in small and larger businesses.
Forklift operator’s certificate – What is it?
This certificate, earned by all forklift operators, specifies the training that the operator received, advanced, specialist, refresher or basic. It also indicates the forklift type that the operator is certified to use, such as pallet truck, reach truck, etc., the rated capacity, the type of attachments and the motor power type. Each forklift operator is retrained every three years.
Why is it necessary to have a valid forklift license?
It is essential to have the necessary documents if you are operating heavy equipment. Forklifts may be used in public areas, such as business districts or residential neighborhoods, and occasionally on roads, where, like any other vehicle, they need to be correctly listed as public utility vehicles. In the case of an accident occurring where a forklift is involved, the driver has to be legally certified. If the driver is not legally certified and an insurance claim has to be submitted, there is a good chance that the Insurer might reject the claim.
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