In Idaho, the same forklift training requirements apply as that which is a part of the remainder of the United States.
The OSHA, the Safety and Health Administration prescribes certain methods which must be used in order to be able to drive a fork truck or an powered industrial vehicle.
Those health and safety guidelines are available to you on OSHA website.
Idaho also takes into account their own health and safety standards and adds to those which must be met for the operation of a forklift in Idaho.
In order to actively drive and be part of the licensed forklift operators you must take not only the training that OSHA provides but also that which is prescribed by the state of Idaho.
To accomplish that you must take a theory course as well as a practical training course in Idaho.
Idaho forklift training programs require theory training which will take you through a complete review of the operations of the forklift truck as well as proper maintenance and driving.
There will be comments and questions on different sizes of forklifts and how they differ.
A theory and practical course and assessment is then undertaken.
The practical course is required which means that you must drive the fork truck for a training instructor and achieve a certain percentage of correct answers on the truck as well as a safe driving test for the instructor in order to pass your license examination.
When operating a forklift truck you cannot be under the influence of any drugs or medication that will impair your ability to operate a forklift truck.
Idaho is ranked in the bottom 1/3 of earning potential across all US states.
As a forklift truck driver in Idaho the average expected hourly wage is $14.72 or $30,610 pa.
Nebraska forklift drivers are slightly better off at $14.79 per hour.
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If you still have questions or would like additional information about labor rates or state based information in Idaho, you can contact the Idaho Department of Labor.
Visit the Office:
Department of Labor
317 W. Main St.
Boise, ID 83735-0001
Main Switchboard: (208) 332-3579
Main Fax: (208) 334-6430
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