Are all your forklift operators up-to-date on their safety training?

"Each year, tens of thousands of injuries related to powered industrial trucks (PIT), or forklifts, occur in US workplaces. Many employees are injured when lift trucks are inadvertently driven off loading docks, lifts fall between docks and an unsecured trailer, they are struck by a lift truck, or when they fall while on elevated pallets and tines."
"Most incidents also involve property damage, including damage to overhead sprinklers, racking, pipes, walls, and machinery. Unfortunately, most employee injuries and property damage can be attributed to lack of safe operating procedures, lack of safety-rule enforcement, and insufficient or inadequate training."

The above quote comes directly from The U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA website. OSHA standards hold employers responsible for providing their forklift operators with proper safety training. OSHA can impose fines of $7,000 to $70,000 per safety violation if training lapses.

Avoid fines—and more importantly, keep your workers safe—with Safety Training from Cromer.

Forklift Safety Training

Cromer Forklift Safety Training Courses satisfy OSHA requirements, protect your business, and foster a safe workplace.

Each 4-hour course includes rules of operation, student manuals, films, written test and certificates. Class runs from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM.

Cromer 2020 Safety Training Class Schedule (Oakland)

Cromer 2020 Safety Training Class Schedule (Central California)

Forklift Safety Training Northern California
  • January 17
  • February 14
  • March 13
  • April 17
  • May 15
  • June 19
  • July 17
  • August 14
  • September 11
  • October 16
  • November 13
  • December 11
$115 Per Student

8:30 AM to 12:30 PM, Fridays

No student minimum.

To Register: Contact Joy Virnig, 510-534-6566.

Cromer 2020 Safety Training Class Schedule (Central California)

Forklift Safety Training Central California

FRESNO—First Wednesday and third Saturday of each month

SANTA MARIA—Second Wednesday of each month

BAKERSFIELD—Third Wednesday of each month

$95 Per Student

No student minimum.

To Register: Contact Irene Torrez, 800-464-3225.

Please specify to which location you'll send operators.

Tambien ofrecemos cursos en espanol.


Oakland/Bay Area: TODD JEPSON, 510-774-1805

Sacramento: ROBERT CARTAGENA, 916-371-2004

Central Valley: FRANK SOTELO, 209-405-6652

Central California Locations (Fresno, Bakersfield, Santa Maria): IRENE TORREZ, 800-464-3225

New Operator Training

Bringing on new employees who don't have forklift operating experience? Train them at Cromer.

Cromer offers a "New Operator" training course in 2 of our locations. We designed a 2-day (16-hour) course for employees with no prior knowledge of forklift equipment or safe operation.

With 8 hours of classroom instruction and 8 hours of hands-on driving several types of lift trucks, the new operator gets the knowledge and confidence to operate a forklift safely in your workplace.

New Operator Training Locations

New Operator Takeaways

New Forklift Operator Training

Classes occur at our:

  • Fresno location, on the third Tuesday and Wednesday of each month.

Price: $275 per person. Course is available in English & Spanish.

To Register: Contact Irene Torrez at 559-268-6621.

New Operator Takeaways

Safe Forklift Operator Training

Upon completion, each new operator gets a certificate for your safety records.

While there is no specific "Forklift Certification" available to California forklift drivers, the Cromer New Operator course meets OSHA requirements for safety training.

You can consider your drivers "certified" to operate forklifts safely after taking this course, as hundreds throughout California do every year.

TRAIN THE TRAINER / Forklift Instructor Certification

Training for Forklift Instructors in Northern/Central California

Bring your company into compliance with this “Train the Trainer” seminar. You'll learn the LiftSafe™ method of forklift operator training, and receive the tools, knowledge, and hands-on experience necessary to implement a Forklift Operator Training program at your facility.

Cromer Train the Trainer Class Schedule & Registration (Northern California Businesses)

Cromer Train the Trainer Class Schedule & Registration (Central California Businesses)

Train the Trainer Course Northern California

2020 Forklift Instructor Certification Class Schedule (Northern California)

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Lunch is provided


  • February 6
  • April 9
  • June 11
  • August 13
  • October 8
  • December 10


  • January 23
  • February 27
  • March 26
  • April 28
  • May 28
  • June 23
  • July 22
  • August 26
  • September 23
  • October 28
  • November 4
  • December 2


  • January 29
  • February 26
  • March 25
  • April 29
  • May 27
  • June 25
  • July 23
  • August 27
  • September 24
  • October 29
  • November 5
  • December 3

To register for a class, please fill out and fax Page 2 of this Train the Trainer Course Registration PDF to 925-831-9747.

Train the Trainer Registration (PDF)

Cromer Train the Trainer Class Schedule & Registration (Central California Businesses)

Train the Trainer Course Central California

2020 Forklift Instructor Certification Class Schedule (Central California)

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM


  • January 16
  • February 20
  • March 19
  • April 23
  • May 21
  • June 18
  • July 16
  • August 20
  • September 17
  • October 22
  • November 19
  • December 17


  • January 21
  • February 11
  • March 17
  • April 21
  • May 19
  • June 16
  • July 14
  • August 18
  • September 15
  • October 20
  • November 17
  • December 15


  • January 14
  • February 18
  • March 12
  • April 16
  • May 14
  • June 11
  • July 9
  • August 13
  • September 10
  • October 15
  • November 12
  • December 10

To register for a class, please contact Irene Torrez at 800-464-3225.

Train the Trainer Seminar

Training covers all ITA classes 1-7, electric and internal combustion, including rough terrain, warehouse style counterbalanced, narrow aisle and powered walk behinds. You'll also receive 3 years' consultation support (by phone or email).

Seminar Topics:

  • Statistical data on forklift accidents.
  • Federal OSHA 29 CFR Ch. XVII 1910.178 powered industrial truck regulations.
  • CAL/OSHA GISO 3657-3668 powered industrial truck requirements.
  • Complete coverage of operator training class, including Loading Dock and Warehouse Safety, Forklift Types and their Components, Pre-Shift Inspections, Design Principles, Operating Fundamentals, Recharging/Refueling Procedures, and more.
  • Forklift accident summaries.
  • Classroom instructor techniques.
  • Actual forklift operation and hands-on evaluation learning exercises.
  • Final test, certificates awarded.

Materials include a Forklift Instructor Training and Resource Guide, Copies of The Professional Operator Written Response Workbook, an Instructor's Presentation & Training Techniques Book, reproducible Pre-Shift Inspection and Operator Evaluation Forms, and a Certificate of Completion.

Forklift Training Service Flyers

Download these flyers to remind you about regular training:

Cromer Forklift Operator Safety Training Flyer (PDF)

Cromer Forklift Train the Trainer Flyer (PDF)

Safety training makes the difference between repeated accidents and smooth workflow. Productive workers and injured workers. Everyone on the Cromer team, especially the Forklift Boss, want you to have safe & happy workers every day of the year.

Book your Forklift Safety Training Safety today.