Forklift safety and speed

The safe speed for a forklift is one that will allow a controlled stop at all times.  A controlled stop is one that involves hitting nothing and not losing the load. What this means is that operators need to take into account the load, the ground conditions, the forklift’s tires and brake condition as well […]

Site and equipment specific forklift training – Comox Valley

For employers of forklift operators the best way to ensure safe operation is to get site and equipment specific training. Martin’s Forklift provides professional on site training for companies in the Comox Valley. We come to your location and train your employees with your forklift so they can safely handle loads in the regular working […]

Forklift safety is your responsibility

If you are an employer in BC you are responsible for ensuring your forklift operators have been trained. If you are an operator you are responsible for safe operation of your forklift. If you work near forklifts you are also responsible for your own safety by following pedestrian rules. And if you are a supervisor […]

Supervising forklift operators after training

Many operators drive superbly during training evaluation, but making sure they continue to do so is down to consistent supervision.  Supervisors have a tough job, balancing making sure the work gets done on time with safe operation.  But at the end of the day remember it is always better to be safe than sorry.  During […]

Forklift inspection is a must

Don’t be surprised if after taking our training program your forklift operators become more demanding about maintenance issues. Poorly maintained forklifts account for many workplace accidents. Using an unsafe forklift puts everybody at risk. The chain of command is clear – operators inspect the equipment, supervisors are responsible for ensuring they do that and the […]

Forklift safety is a continuous process

To ensure continuous safe forklift operation, employers must ensure operator training is part of a larger comprehensive lift truck safety program. This includes ongoing identification and prompt correction of hazardous situations; and monitoring and supervision to ensure that lift trucks are operated in a safe manner.  Ask us about site and equipment specific forklift operator training […]

Forklift operator training prices for Vancouver business

The cost to provide forklift training at your Vancouver business varies depending on the group size, experience level and how many different types of forklift have to be covered. If you are shopping around make sure all prices include theory and practical training that complies with the WorkSafeBC and CSA standard, as well as full […]