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 Course is for experienced operators. It includes classroom instruction for sit-down forklifts, followed by a written test-driving evaluation.

Certificates of completion and wallet cards will be sent to your company, allowing you to certify your operators in compliance with CAL-OSHA regulations. Class runs from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM.

Cromer 2022 Safety Training Class Schedule (Oakland)

Cromer 2022 Safety Training Class Schedule (Central California)

Forklift Safety Training Northern California

Safety training courses available in-person (limited numbers) or virtually, over a private Zoom meeting.

**Please contact our Oakland office for training availability.

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$115 Per Student

8:30 AM to 12:30 PM, Fridays

No student minimum.

To Register: Contact Irene Torrez at 599-240-8102.

Cromer 2022 Safety Training Class Schedule (Central California)

Forklift Safety Training Central California

FRESNO—First Wednesday of each month

  • September 7

Fresno also has Saturday classes on:

  • September 17

SANTA MARIA—Second Wednesday of each month

  • September 14

BAKERSFIELD—Third Wednesday of each month

  • August 17
    September 21
$95 Per Student

No student minimum. All classes start at 8:30am.

To Register: Contact Irene Torrez, 599-240-8102.

Please specify to which location you'll send operators.

Tambien ofrecemos cursos en espanol.



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. This class is designed for those with less than 6 months experience to no experience or knowledge of safe operation who want to learn how to drive a lift truck. Students receive hands-on training on how to operate a sit-down forklift safely and efficiently under supervision in an area that does not endanger the trainee or others.

Classroom instruction and a written test included. Certificate of completion and a “restricted” wallet card will be issued to students who demonstrate sufficient operating ability.

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 599-240-8102.

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. Safety professionals, supervisors and anyone who has the responsibility to train operators will benefit from this program. CAL-OSHA requires trainers to "have the knowledge, training and experience to train operators and evaluate their competence."

Attendees will participate in discussions covering the 24 required content subjects of the CAL-OSHA standard. Participants will learn how to evaluate performance in the workplace and how to conduct the required formal and refresher 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

2021 Forklift Instructor Certification Class Schedule (Northern California)

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

CLASSES PAUSED AT THIS TIME. We will update this page and notify customers when Train the Trainer classes resume.

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

2021 Forklift Instructor Certification Class Schedule (Central California)

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM


  • September 16
  • October 21
  • November 18
  • December 16


  • September 14
  • October 19
  • November 16
  • December 14


  • September 9
  • October 14
  • November 11
  • December 9

To register for a class, please contact Irene Torrez at 599-240-8102.

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.