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. WorkSafeBC tips on heat stress.
Our forklift training is hands-on but this does mean we have to take extra precautions these days. If you can provide a large open outdoor area for classroom and practical training, sanitize controls between operators and wear masks we are still offering training to employers in the Comox Valley.Read more