Aerial Lift safety training

Forklift, boom lift or scissor lift use in a public area means the operator must ensure safety for pedestrians.   Not like this! Cones, cordons or flag persons help to keep people out of the working area.  In Martin’s Forklift corporate training programs we always cover this topic.

Scissor lift safety

A scissor lift operator in the US was fatally injured last month when driving through a doorway and trapping his head between the railing and the door frame. The most common accidents with scissor lifts include crushing injuries, electrocution, tip overs, and falls. WorkSafeBC has some useful tips on using a scissor lift – also known […]

Thank you to all our customers!

Thank you to all the forklift and aerial lift operators we have trained in 2017 – from Campbell River to Parksville, Vancouver, Sechelt and beyond.  Wishing you happy and safe holidays from Martin’s Forklift Training.  Remember drive it slow, keep it low and look behind before you go and always be a “smooth operator”.

Day of Mourning BC April 28 2016

April 28, 2016 is the National Day of Mourning for workers who died on the job. This may be something you don’t like to think about, but it is a very good reminder of why we all need to work safe, every day everywhere every second. WorkSafeBC resources on this are available here.    

Make it safe in 2015

2014 still saw too many unnecessary forklift and aerial lift accidents. Make 2015 safer by training your operators, supervising your operators and constantly reinforcing the need to drive safely. Many accidents involve lack of training, lack of supervision, careless operators or careless pedestrians. Don’t let this happen in your workplace.