Forklifts, workplaces and loads vary enormously which is why it is so important for employers to ensure operators know how to work safely in their environment. VanIsle Forklift can do this for you.
Category: Forklift Equipment Safety
Forklift and Aerial Lift Operator training Vancouver Island
Be sure to book early for Fall training at your location, new operators or experienced operators forklift and aerial lift. VanIsle offers site and equipment specific training.
2020 Forklift training Vancouver Island
Booking Spring training now for employers from Nanaimo to Campbell River. Start the year off right, invest in safety training with us. Get your operators trained on your equipment, at your workplace.
Forklift training in 2019
2018 again saw too many forklift accidents, from tip-overs to collisions with pedestrians and damaged products or racking throughout BC. The best way employers can minimize accidents is to make sure operators have been properly trained. Don’t become a statistic in 2019, get professional on-site training.
Do a safety inspection before using your forklift
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 […]
Forklift park brake use
Operators and pedestrians have been killed or seriously injured due to forklifts rolling when unattended. Operators must put the park brake on even when they are just getting off the forklift for a brief time. If you must park your forklift on an incline, the wheels should be chocked as well. How to safely park a […]
Forklift training reduces product damage
Less product damage is an added benefit to professional forklift operator training. Operators need to be able to accurately judge: fork height, fork length, and tilt angle to avoid damaging loads. Broken pallets can further complicate safe handling. All subjects covered in our on-site forklift training.
Forklift safety tire check
A pre-use inspection of your forklift should include tires – with solid cushion tires you are looking for chunks of rubber missing, tread depth and debonding. Finally don’t forget to check if all lug nuts are present. How to do an inspection is part of our forklift operator training program.
Forklift safety in winter
Safe forklift driving in winter means extra precautions for operators. Consider that many forklifts have slick solid tires, totally unsuitable for ice or snow. Beware of propane forklifts being used indoors – even if it cold do keep the bay doors open so you can breathe. Dress appropriately for the temperature, and drive outdoors for […]
Professional forklift operator training
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 […]