AVAILABILITY: FWS EMPLOYEES / AFFILIATED PERSONNEL ONLY who operates Service-owned, leased, or rented forklifts. Contact your appropriate Regional Heavy Equipment Coordinator to register for the course. SUMMARY AND OBJECTIVES: This course provides the training required in FWS Policy, 321 FW 1, to permit operation of Service-owned, operated, rented, or leased forklifts and is designed to familiarize employees, volunteers, and partner operators with the safe operation and preventative maintenance of forklifts. The course includes classroom and field operation instruction. Provides operators with the skills and knowledge necessary that will allow them to make informed decisions about their own safety, the safety of those around them, and the forklift. Also, allows attendees to demonstrate, through written examinations and actual demonstration, that they have the skills and knowledge to safely operate forklifts in accordance with Service policy, manufacturer specifications and industry standards. Prerequisite: Completion of the Heavy Equipment Pre-Class Training course FWS-SAF-HE-PRECLASS is required prior to attending Heavy Equipment Safety Training. For questions, click here for a list of the Regional Training Coordinators.