Professionally trained forklift operators are always smooth – this includes stopping, starting, lifting and tilting. How to be smooth? Use a light touch on the controls, don’t be ham-fisted on the levers or heavy footed on the pedals. A properly maintained forklift operated by a professional operator should be like a well-choreographed dance. Not only does this keep the machine and the load stable but also makes for a smoother ride for the operator and a safer workplace for all. So don’t be a jerk – be a smooth operator.
This is a classic example of a badly parked forklift. Forks are a serious tripping hazard for everybody. You an easily break your ankle or be cut by incorrectly positioned fork tips. All forklift training programs must cover correct parking and shutdown procedures. And guess who most often falls over the forks – the operator! […]Read more
Unstable loads are dangerous and can cause injuries. Even a light box flying off the forks or falling from height is going to harm pedestrians in its path. Forklift operator training must cover load safety. Operators need to be able to assess if a load is within the capacity of the forklift, stable on the […]Read more
An important part of our training program includes a pre use safety inspection of the forklift. Operators often forget or feel pressured to miss this key step to safety. But it is crucial that it gets done and done properly. If it’s not safe, don’t use it, tag it out and report it to your […]Read more