Aerial and Forklift Training

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OSHA Requires It!  -  Operators Need It!  -  We Have It!

Federal regulations require that operators complete a formal classroom training program (regardless of experience), practical hands on experience and a 3-year certification process.   

We offer in-house classroom training twice each month or scheduled comprehensive on-site training for larger groups. We are a training leader in Minnesota, Wisconsin and North Dakota. Please call or register online at your earliest convenience. 

Studies have shown that users can reduce error rates by as much as 70% with a formal classroom operator training program.

Our Comprehensive Operator Training Program includes:

 Safety Training at Forklifts of Minnesota                    Boom Lift Safety Class 1


  • Weight & design
  • Stability triangle
  • The tip factor
  • Load centers     
  • Rear wheel steering
  • Speed and braking

FUEL HANDLINGClass Room Training

  • LP Gas
  • Batteries
  • Gasoline & diesel
  • Chargers


  • Faulty equipment & maintenance
  • Pedestrian safety
  • Leaving/parking the truck
  • Tip over situations
  • Load handling
  • Traveling
  • Different surfacesHands On - Safety Training
  • Traffic regulations
  • Visibility
  • Ramps/Slopes/Inclines
  • Dock operations
  • Operating in confined spaces

Other Training offerings include:

Train the Trainer (2 day) programs includes all training materials, safety movies and power point course presentation.  (Forklift and Scissor/Boom Lift AWP)

Scissor/Boom Lift AWP Classroom and evaluations.

Our Courses are OSHA/ANSI compliant. 


I have been with Forklifts of Minnesota for over 15 years and have gained valuable experience in many facets of the business. Prior to that, I spent 10 years in the safety industry.  Starting as a dispatcher gave me a great introduction in the industry.  Soon after I became the allied product specialist regarding storage systems including warehouse layout and design.  Taking on additional responsibilities as a customer service representative gave me insight into all phases of forklift, scissor lift and boom lift operations and maintenance.  I learned the capabilities and limitations of all types of lifts which has been a great asset to my training endeavors.  I have incorporated this knowledge base into my training techniques.

In June of 2011, I was certified to instruct in operator safety training at Nissan Forklift, JLG Industries (Aerial Work Platforms) and DBI Sala Capital Safety (Fall Protection) and have completed course work in OSHA regulations.