Driving a forklift is a big responsibility. Driving one in the winter even more so. Icy surfaces, slick tires, heavy loads and cold exposure all make the operator’s job even hard. So give them a break!
We are now booking forklift training on site for Comox Valley, Campbell River companies. Plan ahead for September scheduling.
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
Falls, crushing, tip overs and electrocution are the most common injuries suffered by scissor lift operators. Making sure operators have been properly trained, and that they have done both an equipment and worksite inspection before starting work, go a long way to avoiding these accidents. Scissor lift safety tips. Vancouver scissor lift training.
Driving your forklift in Vancouver winter weather – beware: Many forklifts have slick solid tires, totally unsuitable for ice or snow, don’t even think about it. Using a propane indoors – keep the bay doors open so you can breathe. You should only drive outdoors for extended periods if your forklift has an enclosed cab […]
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 […]
To ensure continuous safe forklift operation, employers must ensure operator training is part of a larger comprehensive lift truck safety program. This includes ongoing identification and prompt correction of hazardous situations; and monitoring and supervision to ensure that lift trucks are operated in a safe manner. Ask us about site and equipment specific forklift operator training […]