Overton Safety Training is a new partner with the Willamette Valley Ag Expo.
Jill Ingalls, manager of Expo sponsor Willamette Valley Ag Association, said the professional training service is “jumping in to help provide free forklift training” at the Nov. 11-13 expo.
Overton Safety Training also will have a booth at the WVAE to meet customers and assist them with their company safety training and regulatory compliance needs.
The forklift operator classroom safety training course, written exams and practical operating evaluations for employers will be 10:15 a.m.-3:15 p.m., on Wednesday, Nov. 12. Registration is required.
Training, testing and evaluations of those employers’ forklift operators will take place that day as well.
Based in Aloha, Ore., the company says it is “one of the largest providers of crane, forklift, aerial lift and rigging training on the West Coast,” and is an accredited provider of National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators certification exams.
Several training options are available for employers, said OST owner Ron Overton, including getting all of their training done at one time or by sending a few employees at a time to classes.
“In addition to training, employers can qualify one or more of their employees to conduct in-house forklift training via a ‘Train the Trainer’ course,” he said. “Our forklift training courses offer the opportunity for them to become a qualified forklift operator in just one day.”