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Forklift Programs Available in May, June

[Friday, May 16, 2014]

McHenry County College Workforce Community and Business Programs partners with forklift manufacturer, UniCarriers Americas Corp., to offer hands-on Forklift Training. The Forklift Operator and Train the Trainer programs provide a quality and affordable solution for companies and business to comply with the OSHA standards.

OSHA standard 29 CFR 1910.178 requires employers to establish and implement a forklift training and certification program. Failure to provide adequate training and certification as required by OSHA regulations can result in fines up to $7,000 per employee.

Forklift Operator training is for Friday, June 20, (course ID: NTE S54 009) both from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The fee for this eight-hour course is $195 and includes lunch. 

Forklift Operator training provides participants with knowledge in Powered Industrial Truck (Forklift) operation. They will gain the skills required to operate a lift truck in a correct and professional manner. Trucks covered are, ITA (Industrial Truck Association) Class 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.  The proper training of a forklift operator is not only critical for safety and production, it is also mandated by OSHA regulations.

Does your facility require a forklift trainer on staff?  Train the Trainer: Forklift  is scheduled for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, May 28, 29, and 30 (course ID: NTE S55 003).  This comprehensive 2 ½ day "Train-the-Trainer" class will prepare your company’s trainer, safety department staff, human resource department, or supervisors to present the one-day Powered Industrial Truck (Forklift) training class. The fee for this course  is $1,100, which includes materials to provide training at their workplace and lunch.

Both courses are held at the UniCarriers Americas Corp. facility in Marengo. UniCarriers Americas presents participants with a certificate of completion at the end of the course.

To register, call (815) 455-8588.  For course descriptions and skill level information, call the Shah Center at (815) 455-8593.

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