Nashville and Surrounding Areas – Tennessee Forklift Training

October 18, 2012

Tennessee has numerous opportunities for forklift drivers. Industries you could find work include home improvement stores, warehouses, recycling and distribution centers. If you desire a position in one of these areas, you must be at least 18 years of age and be certified. Your chances will greatly improve should you acquire certification before applying for a job. Taking a certification program is affordable and will improve your chances of finding a well paying job.

The good news is once you take the plunge and get your credentials, they will be good throughout the entire US, Canada, and Mexico. That means if life takes you outside of Nashville, you’re still covered.

One of the reasons this training is so important is to keep you and the people around you free from harm. The fork on your vehicle can cause a lot of damage if used inappropriately. That’s why OSHA has taken such a strong stance on this. In fact, if you are found to be operating the vehicle without the proper license, you or your OSHA license employer could be on the hook for up to $10,000 in fines.

As you go through the forklift training program, you won’t find any surprises. You’ll be reviewing the different kinds of devices, safety and maintenance instructions, how to properly load and unload the fork, and more. If you really want to get a good feel for what you’re in for, you can take our complimentary quiz to see how much you already know.