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ES&H Manual

 

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6145 Appendix T1

Training Requirements – Forklift Operators and Forklift Attachment Use

 

 

1.0            Purpose

 

Qualified forklift operators at Jefferson Lab are approved by their supervisor/Subcontracting Officer’s Technical Representative (SOTR) and trained and/or approved by the Material Handling Manager (MHM) in the proper operation or equipment type. This appendix provides the training requirements of Jefferson Lab in order to be considered a qualified forklift operator and for use of forklift attachments.

 

Training is based on Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements.

 

2.0            Scope

 

Employees and service subcontractors are trained by Jefferson Lab to operate forklifts on behalf of Jefferson Lab. 

 

Material handling subcontractors; crane and rigging subcontractors; and construction subcontractors are approved by the MHSR prior to operating forklifts on behalf of Jefferson Lab on a job-by-job basis. Previous experience, applicability of equipment, and currency of training are reviewed prior to authorizing a subcontractor to use forklifts on behalf of Jefferson Lab.

 

This document is performed in coordination with ES&H Manual Chapter 6140 Material Handling Equipment Program and ES&H Manual 6145 Material Handling Equipment – Forklifts and Attachments.

 

3.0            Responsibilities

NOTE:           Management authority may be delegated at the discretion of the responsible manager.

 

See ES&H Manual Chapter 6140 Material Handling Equipment Program for overall material handling equipment program responsibilities.

 

3.1              Qualified Operators

·         Complete and retain current required training.

 

4.0            Training Requirements

 

4.1              General Qualification

·         Be at least 18 years old.

·         Understand spoken and written English. 

·         Possess a valid State Motor Vehicle Driver’s License and carry it while operating the forklift.

 

4.2              Forklift Training – Every 3 Years

·        Initial Training – SAF 502 Forklift Basics: Safe from the Start (module from the DuPont eLearning Suite)

o   Administered in Building 28 Support Services Center (SSC), followed by a practical skills exam conducted in the field using the forklift that the worker will be using to accomplish work assignments.

o   Following the successful completion of the eLearning module, print the Certificate of Completion offered in the module.

o   Contact the MHM to schedule a time for in the field instruction and a practical skills exam. Provide a copy of your Certificate of Completion. Allow 2 hours for the field portion of this qualification

o   The MHM will issue a qualification card after successful completion of all portions of this training requirement (on-line DuPont module + medical monitoring + in field practical skills exam)

·         MED01 Medical Monitoring for Hazardous Work (see ES&H Manual Chapter 6800 Occupational Medicine)

·         Refresher Training – SAF 502A

o   An interactive, internet accessed training module that includes an evaluation component to verify comprehension. This training requires a ClarityNet account. Contact Brandye Rogers. 

o   Following the successful completion of training, the forklift operator demonstrates practical ability prior to receiving recertification credit. Contact the MHM to schedule a practical demonstration.

 

Any instance of unsafe operation, an accident, or a near-miss incident results in disqualification of the qualified operator’s privilege to operate a forklift until retraining is accomplished.

 

4.3              Equivalent Training

The MHM may, at his/her discretion, accept previous forklift operator training in accordance with ES&H Manual Chapter 6140 Appendix T1 Training Requirements for Material Handling Equipment.

 

4.4              Forklift Attachment Training – Every 3 Years

·         Initial Training – SAF 502B Forklift Attachment Training

o   Instructor-led training given as needed and offered only to qualified forklift operators. Contact the Material Handling Manager (MHM) to arrange for the training.

o   Forklift attachment use is restricted in accordance with ES&H Manual Chapter 6140 Appendix T4 Access Restriction to Material Handling Equipment. Items include:

§  Jib Booms – Available for use with certain forklifts as authorized by the manufacturer. 

§  Drum Lifter – Available for use on one forklift. 

§  Shield Block Lifters – Used to assist in the occasional and repetitive movement of shield blocks.

§  Single Hook Fork Beam – Used to assist in the occasional and repetitive movement of loads suspended under the tines.

§  Long Fork Extensions – Used to move Hall B detectors in and out of the Experimental Staging Building #23, no other use is authorized.

§  Free Rigging – Placement of rigging equipment onto the tines of a forklift to suspend a load

·         Refresher Training – SAF 502B Forklift Attachment Training

o   Instructor-led training offered when needed to qualified forklift operators. Contact the Material Handling Manager (MHM). 

 

5.0            Revision History

Revision 1.1 – 12/17/15 – Eliminated two positions previously identified as the MHSR and the MHER, the responsibilities of these positions are now performed by the MHM.

Periodic Review – 06/03/15 – No changes per TPOC

Revision 1.0 – 04/12/10 – Update to reflect current laboratory operations

 

 

ISSUING AUTHORITY

TECHNICAL POINT-OF-CONTACT

APPROVAL DATE

REVIEW DATE

REV.

 

 

ESH&Q Division

Dave Kausch

12/17/15

12/17/18

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This document is controlled as an on line file.  It may be printed but the print copy is not a controlled document.  It is the user’s responsibility to ensure that the document is the same revision as the current on line file.  This copy was printed on 1/13/2016.