Why do we need recertification training to drive a forklift? Humans forget and become complacent. That’s why refresher training for forklift operators is a must. We are now booking our Spring schedule for on-site training from Nanaimo to Campbell River.
Plan ahead for winter forklift operation – take into account that rain, snow and wind affect traction, load stability and visibility. Take care!
Sorry, we are not offering forklift training right now due to the pandemic. But we still want you all to stay safe while operating your forklift. So this reminder is aimed at operators and pedestrians to look out for each other.
Reported incidents with forklifts in BC in the last 6 months include fractures, internal injuries, crushing and bruising. Often it is not the operator but a pedestrian who is injured. Employers please remember just training the operators is not enough, you must also ensure you systematically supervise safe operation and all that entails. Identifying and […]
This is a real WorkSafeBC incident report: “Three workers entered a work yard as a forklift operator was loading a semi-trailer. The three workers communicated to the forklift operator that they were all in a safe position but one worker snuck up behind the forklift to scare the operator. The forklift was in reverse, and […]
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 […]
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 […]
Spotted recently an operator with a tricky load! Things to consider: capacity of forklift, weight of loads, condition of pallets, clearances, other traffic, blind spots – all subjects covered in our corporate on site training programs. Now available for businesses on Vancouver Island.
An unsafely parked forklift can be a real hazard to both the operator and pedestrians. Operators must always park with the fork tips down and on the ground – tripping over the forks is a common cause of injury and often it is the operator who trips. And always park in a safe space – […]
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.