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Powered Industrial Truck (PIT) Training & Certification

Hard Hat Training courses meet all training requirements set by OSHA or CSA.

We Offer Three Differnt Types of Safety Trainings

Whether you want Powered Industrial Truck (PIT) certification in as little as two hours with our online training or a more robust, customizable option like you get with our DIY training kits or on-site training, we can help you get the Powered Industrial Truck (PIT) training you want in the way you want it and at a price you can afford.

Online Training

Online is for those who prefer self-paced training from any location or for employers who need to assign and monitor employee training progress and exam scores.
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Training Kits

The training kit is for those who want the freedom of doing the training themselves. It is an OSHA Competent Presentation the you can present yourself to a group of trainees.
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Train the Trainer

Train the trainer courses are online and meant to certify a individual to use the training kit to train others. The kit is included with the train the trainer online course for no additional cost.
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Onsite Training

Onsite training is for companies looking for hands on training on your own equipment at your location. We come to you (from Rexburg, Idaho) so travel expenses are included, because of this onsite training is best for groups of at least 5-10+ trainees.
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What's in the Training Course?

Our Powered Industrial Truck (PIT) Safety Training course is regulation-compliant, and our online version fulfills classroom training requirements. Each class contains sections on anatomy, stability, operation, hazards, and more. This presentation includes intermittent practice quiz questions to prepare for the final written exam included with the course. In addition to the written exam, this course also includes a checklist for employers to use when administering a practical exam as required.

Estimated Training Length: Because everyone learns and progresses at different speeds, the amount of time you spend taking this training will vary. However, the estimated time for this training is 1.5-2 hours.

Though you will still need to familiarize yourself with all other applicable federal, state/provincial, and local standards, this training encompasses the following OSHA standards for Powered Industrial Truck (PIT) General.

Certification Standards

U.S. Standards

  • OSHA 29 CFR 1910.178 Powered Industrial Truck Standard
  • OSHA 29 CFR 1926.602 — Material Handling Equipment
  • ASME/ANSI B56.1-2020 — Safety Standard for Low and High Lift Trucks
  • Canada Standards

  • CAN/CSA-B335-04—Safety Standards for Lift Trucks
  • CAN/CSA-B335 Lift—Truck Operator Training
  • CAN/CSA-B352.0-09—FOPS, ROPS
  • ANSI/ITSDF B56.1—Safety Standard for Low Lift and High Lift Trucks
  • ISO 5057:1993—Inspection, Repair of Fork Arms in Service on Forklift Trucks
  • Train the Trainer Certification

    The train the trainer option is used to certify a trainer to teach others using the included training kit. It incorporates the online course with an additional train the trainer module, as well as the training kit. This option results in an OSHA compliant lifetime trainer certification from Hard Hat Training. This certification is not company-specific, meaning you can take it with you should you change employers.

    Why Do I Need Safety Training?

    In line with regulations, anyone who operates heavy equipment must receive training prior to operating the machine on their own. OSHA requirements for refresher training related to forklifts or other processes are very specific. Most other equipment doesn’t have such specific requirements, but it’s wise to follow the same guidelines.

    When it comes to refresher training, the standard in some instances (like forklifts) are very specific: operators must be re-evaluated every three years to see if they are still competent to operate the equipment. Best practices say to apply this same rule to all types of equipment. A so-called “free-pass” cannot be awarded based on experience, age, or time on the job. The extent of the evaluation is to be determined by the employer but should include a written and practical examination that prove continued competency.

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    Did You Know?

    Nearly 85 forklift accidents occur each year that result in death.

    Accidents that don’t result in death come out to be 34,900 each year.

    Companies can prevent around 70 percent of forklift accidents if they implemented stricter training policies and programs.

    Powered Industrial Truck (PIT) Training Frequently Asked Questions

    What is considered a powered industrial truck?

    A powered industrial truck is a type of heavy machinery equipment that pushes, pulls, carries, hauls, and stacks materials. The types of powered industrial trucks vary depending on the job type. You can ride on or walk behind different types of powered industrial trucks.

    What is an example of a powered industrial truck?

    Pallet Jack, Telehandler, Forklift, etc.

    What are the seven classes of forklifts?

    • Class I: Electric Motor Rider Trucks
    • Class II: Electric Motor Narrow Aisle Trucks
    • Class III: Electric Motor Hand Trucks or Hand/Rider Trucks
    • Class IV: Internal Combustion Engine Trucks (Solid/Cushion Tires)
    • Class V: Internal Combustion Engine Trucks (Pneumatic Tires)
    • Class VI: Electric and Internal Combustion Engine Tractors
    • Class VII: Rough Terrain Forklift Trucks

    Why do you need forklift safety training?

    Standards require workers receive training specific to the machine they operate no matter how much experience they have. It is also the employer’s responsibility to implement training policies that ensure employees have the knowledge, understanding, and skills to operate any machinery.
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