Operator Safety & Technical Training

Operator training is essential in promoting a safe work environment. Not only is operator training important to the safety of employees, it’s required.

OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Act) regulations require specialized training and regular re-training for forklift operators, and remedial training for operators involved in accidents or near-accidents.

Properly trained lift truck operators and pedestrians can help:

  • Minimize product damage and accidents
  • Improve the company's bottom line
  • Reduce lift truck downtime
  • Improve driver efficiency
  • Limit lost-time injuries


The Training Department at Gregory Poole understands that without the proper operator & technical training even a perfect piece of material handling equipment will fall short of your expectations. Gregory Poole’s personalized training courses are designed around your facility’s specific equipment while meeting all OSHA standards.

Forklift • Yard Spotter • Mobile Elevated Work Platform • Container Handler


Operator Training

Boost productivity, reduce repair costs, and increase facility safety by making sure every one of your operators is fully trained on the equipment you own. Gregory Poole offers courses scaled from a single employee to your entire staff.


Technical Training

Gregory Poole is committed to offering comprehensive training on all brands of equipment that we represent. Please contact our Training Department for specific training needs, like electrical and hydraulic diagnostics or technical classes on a variety of our lift trucks.

Why Work With Gregory Poole?

Gregory Poole operator safety training programs are the smart way to make sure your workplace is as safe as possible. Each of our classes are aligned with OSHA safety standards and adapted to your unique facility and fleet so your crew gets the exact information they need. Our trainers and materials provide a comprehensive approach to creating a culture of safety during your operation.


  • All of our trainers are qualified and provide engaging, hands-on instruction.
  • Our classes include sit and equipment-specific training, customized to your facility.
  • Forklift accidents cause on average 107 fatalities & 34K serious injuries each year.
  • Employers lose an estimated 20,000 work days annually due to lift truck accidents.
  • Improper forklift operation is a major cause of warehouse and plant damages.


The Fall Protection & Harness Inspection Training course will cover how to properly inspect, wear & maintain your fall protection equipment; including Harnesses, Self-Retracting Lifelines & Lanyards.

Also available: Fall Protection Competent Person Training. This 2 day intermediate level course is designed for facility & site supervisors who must also serve as the competent person required by OSHA 1926.32(f), 1926.5001910 standards.


Our Train the Trainer courses are designed for individuals responsible for training other staff members how to operate powered material handling equipment. If you have a big operation, it makes sense to invest in an in-house forklift trainer. Our Train the Trainer program provides quality instruction to equip your trainers with the skills they need to implement an OSHA-compliant safety program of your own.

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**The information provided here is general and is not meant to change any requirements under OSHA‘s Powered Industrial Truck requirements**