WorkSafeBC have a handy checklist available for employers that highlights some of the key issues for forklift safety in the workplace. We encourage our clients to take a look. https://www.worksafebc.com/en/resources/health-safety/information-sheets/employer-responsibilities-lift-truck-safety?lang=en
Even experienced operators need refresher training. A three point mount or dismount is a good start, but what should the next step be for this operator once he is seated? Book your Spring 2022 recertification training now – on site Nanaimo to Campbell River.
With vaccines rolling out soon, we do hope to be able to offer our on site forklift training programs for Comox Valley employers by June. We will keep you posted.
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 […]
We are now booking forklift training on site for Comox Valley, Campbell River companies. Plan ahead for September scheduling.
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 […]
Driving a forklift outdoors in the summer can make you really hot. There is no air con, and if your overhead guard has a plexiglass cover you feel like you are in greenhouse, plus the engine is right under your butt. Employers make sure you give these drivers a break. Heat exhaustion leads to accidents. […]
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 […]
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 […]
Martin’s Forklift is now proud to be serving Vancouver Island companies. From Duncan to Campbell River, we bring our forklift training programs to your site from our new Van Isle base in the beautiful Comox Valley.