Environmental Health & Safety

Course Description

Forklift Operator

Principles of safe operation of forklift trucks required per 29 CFR 1910.178 and 8CCR 3668. This course is required to operate a forklift vehicle on campus. Topics include: safe operation, truck-related topics (i.e., operating instructions / warnings / precautions, visibility, vehicle stability, etc.), and workplace-related topics (i.e., surface conditions, loads, ramps, etc.). Includes both formal instruction and practical training (hands-on practice).


2 hours


Classes are routinely located off-site ate:

Sunbelt Rentals
3275 Columbia Ave
Riverside, CA 92501
9951) 682-6823

You are responsible for transporting your people to/from the training location.

If necessary, we can arrange to have an instructor brought to your location if you have 10+ participants who need the course.

Dates and Times

Classes can be held any date, with one week advanced notice to Environmental Health and Safety.


Please submit an FAU number for each person, to cover the following instructor costs:

$ 50 if you need Forklift training
$ 75 if you need Forklift training AND Aerial Work Platform (AWP) training


Participants who complete the training will receive an identification card. Please ensure that copies of each are submitted to the Training Manager by email or fax (951) 827-5122 for official record keeping purposes. Certification is required every 3 years.


More Information

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University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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Environmental Health & Safety

Environmental Health & Safety
Environmental Health & Safety

Tel: (951) 827-5528
Fax: (951) 827-5122
E-mail: ehs@ucr.edu