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The city of Akron, Ohio has developed a solid reputation for being a global innovation hub. Akron has attracted the attention of international companies looking for locations that provide opportunities for higher education and healthcare, along with a balanced mix of public and private civic organizations. Some of the area’s top industrial sectors include machinery and equipment, plastic and chemical manufacturing, metalworking, motor vehicle assembly and auto parts. With its strong industrial base and close proximity to other metro areas like Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati, Akron is home to many companies that employ forklift drivers, which has increased the demand for their services among area employers.

Employers in the City of Akron and throughout the Greater Summit County region whose businesses use forklifts need to be aware that OSHA regulations require all forklift operators to be properly trained and certified before they’re legally allowed to operate the equipment in the workplace. OSHA regulations further require all employers to provide forklift operator training for their drivers to ensure that each of them is able to properly and safely operate the equipment, and that’s where can help. It’s never been faster, easier or more affordable for employers to provide OSHA compliant forklift certification Akron for their drivers than through FLC.


OSHA requires that Akron forklift certification has the following elements, all of which are included in’s fully OSHA compliant training courses:

Formal instruction

This can be through either live, in-person instructors or through video lectures, video demonstrations and online computer learning.

Practical training

Instructors demonstrate  proper use of the equipment, along with safety presentations and online exercises and quizzes completed by the trainee. Through this interactive feature of our Akron forklift training, FLC students learn to apply classroom content to real world situations.

Operator evaluation

After watching the video and completing the exam, a qualified instructor tests the trainee’s knowledge of forklifts, safety protocols and his or her skills at operating the equipment. See our Train A Trainer program for more information on qualified instructors.

Three years after the initial training and certification or from the date of the last recertification, OSHA requires refresher training. Exceptions are when a worker is observed driving the forklift unsafely, he or she is involved in an accident or near-miss with a forklift, or the type of equipment or workplace conditions changes, all of which require recertification sooner than three years. When you choose FLC to certify your Akron forklift operators, refresher training is free for life!


Operating equipment that can be extremely dangerous in the hands of an untrained or improperly trained person, a forklift operator’s job includes gathering, moving and distributing pallets, crates and miscellaneous items from one location to another in and around the workplace. They might also manage inventory, stack items on racks or shelves and retrieve them as they’re needed. If your company has gaps in forklift operator training or hasn’t fully complied with OSHA regulations, FLC certification Akron can help. Here are just some of the many reasons to choose to train and certify your workers:

Our training and certification course can be completed in as little as an hour, although there are no time constraints, so students can work at their own pace.

Our training is convenient – all materials are available online 24/7 and can be easily accessed using a smartphone, tablet or other digital device any time and anywhere there’s an internet

You’ll avoid costly OSHA fines due to regulatory

Our program is affordable – FLC’s online, automated program will save you both time and money when compared to bringing in a live instructor from outside the company.

✓ With a forklift certification Akron from FLC, your company will be OSHA compliant and there will be fewer forklift accidents resulting in expensive damages to property and equipment, which translates to better bottom-line results.

After your operators complete FLC’s Akron forklift training and certification program, they’ll operate the equipment with increased confidence, which means they’ll be more productive.

The training can be taken anywhere there’s an internet connection, so there’s no need for your employees to take time away from work traveling to and from an offsite training facility.

There are no expensive books or training materials to buy – everything that’s needed is included in the price!

The periodic refresher or re-certification training required by OSHA every three years (or in some instances sooner) is free for life!

Our pass rate is 100%. Although most students pass the course the first time it’s taken, the training can be repeated as many times as needed.

Operator cards and certificates can be downloaded and printed immediately following completion of the training.

Why wait? We’re Akron’s most recognized and trusted forklift certification training program, so enroll your workers today!


OSHA-approved forklift certification is extremely important for Akron area business owners .Without forklift certifications issued by an OSHA compliant trainer, employers are subject to severe fines and penalties for allowing powered industrial trucks to be operated by unlicensed drivers.

OSHA can make an unannounced visit to your business at any time. If a company is caught using untrained forklift operators, big fines and penalties can and will be imposed., an FLC affiliate surveyed more than 100 business owners, managers, supervisors and safety personnel to learn about their experiences with OSHA. Over half of the respondents reported having been audited by OSHA, and 18% of them received fines, the majority of which were more than $100,000! Click here to see the entire study.


Forklifts significantly increase the speed with which tasks can be completed, as well as improve the workplace’s overall productivity by making many of the business’s daily tasks possible. Untrained and uncertified workers, however, increase the chances of on the job accidents that result in employee injuries and fatalities. Employers should never risk having workers who don’t have forklift operator certifications operate equipment, especially now that OSHA has increased its fines in an attempt to reduce the number of workplace accidents.  A safer workplace begins with Akron forklift certification training, so contact FLC today!

If you’re an Akron business owner who employs forklift drivers,, FLC’s forklift certification training is important, since employers are mandated by OSHA to provide forklift certification training for all their Akron forklift operators. Enroll your drivers today and you’ll enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing your business will soon be OSHA compliant and your workplace will be safer.


We make it easier than ever to have your Akron operators properly trained and certified. Here are the three different forklift training programs offered by FLC and what’s covered in each of them:

✓ Forklift Training & Certification Kit

This fully OSHA-compliant course will teach your forklift operators what they need to know about safely operating forklifts in and around the workplace in about an hour. The  Training and Certification Kit includes everything needed to train and certify your current and future operators for a one-time payment of just $299. Here are the types of equipment the training covers:

Warehouse Forklifts Classes 1,4 & 5

Class 1 –Electric Motor Rider Trucks

Class 4 – Internal Combustion Trucks W/ Cushion Tires

Class 5 – Internal Combustion Trucks W/ Pneumatic Tires

Pallet Jacks and Order Pickers, Classes 2 & 3

Class 2: Electric Motor Narrow Aisle Trucks

Class 3: Electric Motor Hand or Hand/Ricer Trucks

Rough Terrain Forklifts Class 7 –Electric and Internal Combustion Engine Trucks

All forklift and pallet jack training classes are 100 % OSHA compliant, and available in both English and Spanish Versions.

✓ Train A Trainer Program

Our Train A Trainer course was designed for companies that already have a forklift operator training program in place, but need an in-house trainer that’s always available to certify their unlicensed drivers, as well as new workers as they’re hired and come on board. The course to become a Certified Forklift Safety Trainer costs only $149.

✓ Bundle and Save Package 

This is a  package that can save you money. Our Bundle and Save Package includes both FLC’s Forklift Training & Certification Kit and our Train A Trainer Course for just $399, which is a savings of $50 over purchasing the two courses separately.


Keep in mind that Akron forklift certification training is more than just something nice to have – it’s also the law! Call us at (888) 278-8896 to speak with one of our OSHA training experts or click here to sign up your forklift operators today. Contact now for the very best forklift certification Akron training program available anywhere.

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