All lift truck operators must be trained prior to operating a lift truck. Training is provided by EHS and must include both formal instruction and hands-on practical training specific to the forklift(s) which will be operated. Training is both vehicle- and workplace-specific. The classroom training is a one-time requirement unless the operator is involved in a lift truck accident or is observed operating the truck in an unsafe manner. Hands-on evaluations must be completed every three years in order to maintain operator certification.
Supervisors may determine their employees' current certifications through the Equipment Skills Report in the Princeton University Information Warehouse.
Forklift operators can sign up for training through the Employee Learning Center.
Departments or shops that maintain custody of a forklift must ensure potential operators have been certified on that vehicle before providing access.