A good forklift training school will teach students a number of things about the forklift rather than only how to operate it. The very best programs will provide students with a regulatory overview, the different classifications of forklift, and the principles on how a forklift works, as well as how to operate the machine safely. In addition, students will learn how to maintain and inspect the machine to make sure it is in proper working order and is safe to operate. You may also learn how to make minor fixes to the machine, although most repairs will need to be handled by a professional. At the end of the classroom training, the forklift training school requires the students to take a written exam to prove they have learned everything the instructor went over. After passing the written exam, students will have the opportunity to have hands on instruction in an actual forklift.