Thursday, July 28, 2011

14th Annual Forklift Rodeo

About the Forklift Rodeo
Drivers use expert forklift operating skills to negotiate a fun and challenging driving course that includes various tasks and hazards. Contestants are evaluated on the safe, efficient, skillful and proper completion of the course using accepted forklift operation standards. Register Today!

The 2011 Washington State competition is co-sponsored by the Materials Handling Planning Committee of the Governor’s Industrial Safety & Health Advisory Board and the Department of Labor & Industries.

Upcoming Regional Competition
August 20
Auburn Boeing
2400 Perimeter Road, Auburn, WA

Regional Competition Day Schedule
9:00 a.m. Registration/Written test
10:00 a.m. Drivers meeting/Course familiarization
10:30 a.m. Driving competition begins

*Bring a lawn chair and sunscreen. Seating may be limited.

2011 Regional Forklift Rodeo Prizes
1st place $300
2nd place $200
3rd place $100
4th place $50
5th place $50
6th place $50
7th place $50

The top five individual competitors from each regional competition will advance to the final competition to be held at the 2011 Governor’s Industrial Safety and Health Conference.

Finals in Tacoma September 28, 2011
Governor’s Industrial Safety and Health Conference
Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center
1500 Broadway Tacoma, WA

Employers are encouraged to sponsor in-house competitions and send their best drivers. Contact Al Rainsberger for sample rules and course diagrams.
Phone: 206-281-3842 / toll free: 1-888-451-2004

2011 Final Forklift Rodeo Prizes
1st place $500
2nd place $400
3rd place $300
4th place $200
5th place $100

Forklift to be provided at competition site. Forklifts will be provided by the Washington State Forklift dealers in your area. Forklifts are sit-down, propane-powered with pneumatic tires, standard 42” forks, counterbalanced, with a capacity of 5,000 lbs.

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