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Walkie Stacker Training & Certification

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


We Offer Three Types of Walkie Stacker Safety Trainings

Our regulation-aligned Walkie Stacker 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, or a more robust training, we can help! We offer online trainings that can be completed in a day, DIY training kits that provide training materials, Train the Trainer certifications that certify individuals to train others and provide training materials, or onsite training. No matter what you choose, we can get you what you want, at a price you can afford.

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Online Training

Online training is for those who prefer self-paced training from any location and/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 PowerPoint Presentation (PPT) that 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. Training kit and materials are included with the Train the Trainer online course for no additional cost.

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What’s in the Walkie Stacker Training Course?

Our walkie stacker safety training course is OSHA Aligned, 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.

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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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Walkie Stacker 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 online course with an additional train the trainer module, as well as the training kit. This option results in an regulation-aligned 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 Walkie Stacker Safety Training?

    In line with OSHA requirements, 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, OSHA’s 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.

    Stay Informed On All Things Walkie Stacker

    Did You Know?

    OSHA Requirements 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

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    Is a walkie stacker considered a forklift?

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    A walkie stacker is considered a type of forklift. OSHA Requirements 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?

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    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?

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

    How do you engage the brakes on a walkie stacker?

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    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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