Train the Trainer

For many businesses, there is a need to constantly train, test and certify new equipment operators so all of our customized training programs are also offered in a Train-the-Trainer format.  These programs are similar to our other programs in that they are done on-site and customized to your specific equipment and facility.  However, the training and testing is significantly more rigorous as we want to ensure that each trainer is properly trained.

 Key Elements of the Train-the-Trainer Program

  • Ensure a thorough understanding for all applicable laws and how to comply
  • Review all equipment in the operation with the trainers
  • Provides training materials specific to facility and equipment


The goal of the Train-the-Trainer program is to educate individuals within your organization to the point that they can effectively explain and teach concepts to others.  Given this, testing is done by the MHS Trainer and involves more open-ended questions where the managers must answer and provide their logic rather than selecting from a list of possible answers.

Recommended Trainers

We typically recommend training 2 – 3 people that already have some experience operating the equipment on which they want to train people.   Unfortunately, the rigorous nature of the training is such that not all people who intend to become trainers will be comfortable with the role going forward so having multiple people in the training guards against this and any potential future turnover.

The most common question we receive about the fork truck standard is what OSHA accepts, or views as sufficient, when it comes to defining the “knowledge, training, and experience” qualification of the trainer.  Guy’s train-the-trainer instruction is, by far, the finest I have encountered.

Todd Sieleman, Assistant Area Director
Kansas City OSHA Office


Call us at 844-755-8523 or complete the online form to get started on implementing a comprehensive training program for your business.

Meet the Trainer

MHS Safety Training's Operator Safety Training program is led and developed by Guy Snowdy whose credentials include over 30 years of experience and extensive knowledge in the material handling and construction equipment industries, particularly powered industrial trucks, aerial lifts, cranes, and rigging equipment.

"Guy’s willingness to tailor the training to our specific needs and the needs of our operators is what truly sets him apart. He picks up on things, sees them and tweaks them to make sure our team understands and is always learning."

- Steve Hess, VP of Safety
Heico Construction Group