One Step Beyond Forklift Safety Training
What does that mean? We know that forklift training has direct benefits. But there are other benefits of forklift safety training that is many times forgotten.
Maintenance: Unplanned maintenance can cost a company a lot of money. When unexpected repairs arise, it costs the company in downtime, productivity and parts to name a few. If the forklift operator is trained, then the operator knows to begin each shift with a forklift safety inspection where a lot of these issues can be avoided.
Insurance & Workman’s Comp: This topic is not always discussed. It’s important for the forklift operator to know how his/her actions affect the company as a whole and the potential person involved in a forklift accident. One bad decision will not only affect the forklift operator, but the company, customer (due to product damage) and any pedestrian involved in the incident. Many suffer as a result of an untrained operator.
Safe Working Environment: If a pedestrian or worker comes into the facility, they automatically assume the forklift driver knows what to do. But what if you share the training and successes of the forklift operator with everyone in the company? If everyone is aware of their training and success, it will reduce stress and skepticism allowing workers and the driver to be more aware and productive.