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Walkie Stacker Training & Certification

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

We Offer Three Different Types of Safety Trainings

Our OSHA-compliant certification courses are updated to reflect the most recent changes made to safety standards. Whether you want a 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 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's a PowerPoint presentation you can use to train 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 walkie stacker safety training course is OSHA compliant, and our online version fulfills OSHA’s classroom training requirement. Training Scope: Each class contains the following information:

  • Anatomy & Inspection
  • Safe Operations
    • Know Your Machine
    • Know Your Worksite
  • Common Hazards

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 by OSHA.

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 1-1.5 hours.

Intended Audience:

  • Employees
  • Supervisors

Course Goals:

  • Understand the importance of a pre-shift inspection and how to perform one
  • Understand the components and functions associated with walkie stackers
  • Recognize the common hazards associated with a walkie stacker and how to avoid or mitigate them

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For most courses, we offer OSHA trainings in English and Spanish, CAL-OSHA trainings in English, and Canada trainings in English. See all of our options!
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Certification Standards

U.S. Standards

  • 29 CFR 1910.178 – Powered Industrial Trucks
  • 29 CFR 1910.178 App A
  • ANSI B56.1-2020 – Powered Industrial Trucks
  • Canada Standards

  • CAN/CSA-B335-04 – Safety Standard for Lift Trucks
  • CAN/CSA-B335-94 – Lift Truck Operator Training
  • ANSI/ITSDF B56.1 – Safety Standard for Low Lift & High Lift 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 training 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?

    The successful implementation of a SWPPP and, therefore, the prevention of erosion, is best accomplished by ensuring everyone on site understands the controls and why they are being implemented. General contractors are responsible for providing their employees and sub-contractors with the appropriate training.
    Employees and subcontractors should be trained on at least the following:

    • Spill prevention and cleanup measures, including not dumping any material into storm drains or waterways
    • An understanding of the basic purpose of Walkie Stacker BMPs, including what BMPs are on-site, what they should look like, and how to avoid damaging them
    • Potential penalties associated with noncompliance

    When it comes to refresher training, the standard is very specific: employees must receive refresher trainings at least every three years to ensure they understand and follow the most current operating procedures. Employers may require refresher trainings take place more frequently, depending on input they receive from the employees involved in the operating process. 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?

    OSHA standards for walkie stackers fit with the standards for powered industrial trucks, same as forklifts.

    The average cost of a walkie stacker is $5,000.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is a walkie stacker considered a forklift?

    A walkie stacker is considered a type of forklift. OSHA standards categorize both walkie stackers and forklifts as powered industrial trucks. They share the same function in loading and unloading heavy objects using forks but are not the same in how they travel.

    What is the triangle of stability of a walkie stacker?

    The triangle of stability, like most forklifts, is the front wheels pointing back to the back wheel. So long as the center of gravity of the walkie stacker falls within this triangle, the walkie stacker will be stable.

    How much does a walkie stacker battery weigh?

    Walkie stacker batteries are incredibly heavy, weighing on average 2,000 pounds or more.

    How do you engage the brakes on a walkie stacker?

    The brakes are engaged on a walkie stacker when the control handle is either fully extended up or pulled all the way down.

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    For most courses, we offer OSHA trainings in English and Spanish, CAL-OSHA trainings in English, and Canada trainings in English. See all of our options!
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