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.
If you are an employer in BC you are responsible for ensuring your forklift operators have been trained. If you are an operator you are responsible for safe operation of your forklift. If you work near forklifts you are also responsible for your own safety by following pedestrian rules. And if you are a supervisor […]
Many operators drive superbly during training evaluation, but making sure they continue to do so is down to consistent supervision. Supervisors have a tough job, balancing making sure the work gets done on time with safe operation. But at the end of the day remember it is always better to be safe than sorry. During […]
Don’t be surprised if after taking our training program your forklift operators become more demanding about maintenance issues. Poorly maintained forklifts account for many workplace accidents. Using an unsafe forklift puts everybody at risk. The chain of command is clear – operators inspect the equipment, supervisors are responsible for ensuring they do that and the […]