Powered Industrial Truck Safety

Powered Industrial Truck Safety

Learn about the general hazards and safety practices when operating powered industrial trucks

Vivid Learning
Updated Aug 23, 2018

This lesson focuses on safety-related issues that are relevant to the operation of Powered Industrial Trucks (PITs). Although there are a wide variety of PIT types, many of them share the same operating principles. This lesson does not address the uniqueness of each type of PIT in use today, but rather focuses on the hazards and safe operating practices shared by many of them. This training is designed for operators, supervisors, and employees working in general industry where PITs are used and enables drivers to identify safe and unsafe operating behaviors and hazardous conditions in order to minimize the risk of accidents. This lesson provides general awareness information and is not intended to deliver authorized, qualified, or competent person training. All operators should consult their specific PIT operation manual before use.