Do forklift operator “licenses” exist?
Ever wonder why there aren’t forklift operator licenses? After all, truck drivers need a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). Why don’t forklift operators need to be licensed? They operate big, heavy, potentially dangerous equipment.
How do I get my Forklift Operator Certification?
For the safety of operators and other workers, OSHA requires forklift and MEWP operators to be certified before they operate the equipment. The employer is ultimately responsible for providing training programs since training must be tailored to each facility and equipment model.