A training class is generally split into two sections, both with an assessment/exam portion at the end.
The first section is an in-person or online class in which the trainee receives theory training that includes, but not limited to, the inspection of the equipment and workplace, as well as the operation and maintenance of the equipment.
The second section of the class is hands-on training where the trainee will receive practical experience operating the equipment for a sufficient period of time.
During the assessment, trainees will be required to answer questions to ensure they have the knowledge needed to inspect and safely operate the equipment. They will be evaluated by a qualified trainer on the proper handling and operation of the equipment in-person.
For more details on the training requirements on specific equipment, please refer to either the Lift Truck or Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWP) section below.