Forklift Operator Awareness: Part 1 provides foundational knowledge on forklifts, covering their types like counterbalance forklifts and pallet jacks. Trainees learn about hazards such as tip-overs and control mechanisms, including steering and braking.

The course emphasizes driver awareness, spotlighting the importance of clear sightlines and recognizing blind spots. Safe driving practices, like speed control and maneuvering in tight spaces, are discussed. Unique forklift features, such as rear-wheel steering, are highlighted.