Manufacturers are installing more and more safety gadgets on mobile equipment – which is a good thing. But . . . at the end of the day the most important safety feature on the machine is the operator. The operator is responsible for the safe operation of the forklift at all times. All the bells and whistles are aids only, they go a long way to assisting in safe operation but an operator should never rely on them alone. Good judgement, excellent eyesight, constant vigilance make a good operator. Kitting out the machine with every possible safety device can never compensate for a bad operator.
Research shows that it takes the average person 66 days to pick up a new habit and 254 days for a complex habit. What this means for forklift training is that often we have to get rid of bad habits that have been picked up over the years, or never corrected. Recertification programs re-emphasise some […]Read more