OSHA provides the basis for the majority of the laws of the state, but as in many states, other rules and regulations are in place.
Special Training Requirements
The state of South Carolina does require that you have your driving license for a regular automobile prior to be permitted to drive a light industrial truck or a fork truck.
In order to be eligible for training you will have to show your license prior to starting the course.
The training time will be about four hours for the light industrial truck course that you must take.
You will be required to pass your written testing with about an 80 percent correct answer margin.
Having done so you will then be eligible for taking the driving test for fork lift driving in South Carolina.
In order to be a licensed fork lift driver in South Carolina, you’ll need to take your written testing for OSHA as well as to drive the truck for the instructor in a practical examination.
Once you’ve accomplished both, you will be able to get your license.
Your license will normally be given to you the same day, but depending on where you are taking your South Carolina forklift testing you may have to wait to have the license mailed to you. This process could take 7 to 10 days to receive the license.
All forklift drivers in South Dakota are required to be certified every three years to drive a forklift in South Dakota.
The commitment of time is nominal, taking about 3 hours to complete.
The state of South Carolina is ranked in the bottom 5 of earning potential across all US states.
A fork truck driver in South Carolina can expect to earn about $14.02 per hour which works out to $29,160 pa.
North Carolina fairs only slightly better at $14.15 per hour or $29,440 pa.
Hawaii is the highest earning US state at $19.14 per hour.
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If you need more information or have any questions about labor laws, employment opportunities or solutions in South Carolina, you can contact the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulations.
Visit the Office:
Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulations
P.O. Box 11329
Columbia, SC 29211-1329
Main Switchboard: (803) 896-4300
Main Fax: (803) 896-4393
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