Monday, March 30, 2015

Training Assistance: Refresher Training & Certification

Refresher Training
Refresher training and evaluation: [29 CFR 1910.178(l)(4)

Refresher training, including an evaluation of the effectiveness of that training, shall be conducted to ensure that the operator has the knowledge and skills needed to operate the powered industrial truck safely. Refresher training in relevant topics shall be provided to the operator when:
  • The operator has been observed to operate the vehicle in an unsafe manner.
     
  • The operator has been involved in an accident or near-miss incident.
     
  • The operator has received an evaluation that reveals that the operator is not operating the truck safely.
     
  • The operator is assigned to drive a different type of truck.
     
  • A condition in the workplace changes in a manner that could affect safe operation of the truck.
Each operator's performance must be evaluated at least once every three years.




Certification
Employers must certify that each operator has been trained and evaluated in accordance with the OSHA standard. [29 CFR 1910.178(l)(6)]

The certification must include:
  • Operator name.
     
  • Training date.
     
  • Evaluation date.
     
  • Name of person(s) performing the training or evaluation.


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