Forklift Training

 

Forklifts, if used properly, can be one of the most important equipments in your work area. However, accidents could still occur when operating a forklift. This is why forklift training should be a part of the operator's contract to ensure safe operation and guarantee equipment maintenance.


Importance of forklift training

 

Who should undergo forklift training?

Obviously, the forklift operator should be training with the safety guidelines and maintenance. However, every employee who works around the forklift trucks should be aware of the safe operations and basic maintenance in order to avoid accidental injuries.

The OSHA recommends each company who handles forklifts to hold a seminar on the basics of forklift safety. Make sure that all employees attend the seminar, especially those who may be affected by forklifts directly or indirectly.

Be aware that even trained forklift operators could benefit from this seminar. Since the OSHA takes safety precautions on forklifts very seriously, make sure that your employees take safe forklift operations seriously, too.

 

What should be included in the forklift training?

While forklifts can become a daily part of your operations, remind your employees that these heavy-duty trucks could cause serious injuries when certain safety guidelines are overlooked.

In the forklift seminar, make sure your employees understand these points:

With these guidelines, remind your employees to be attentive for possible forklift hazards and report them to the head of operations immediately. This will prevent any possible injuries, OSHA violations and additional costs.