Pressure to Perform on the Job
Each day, the inexperienced forklift operator comes to work with a quota. Now don’t get me wrong, having a goal to achieve every day is not a bad thing. But sometimes there’s a price to pay for putting too much pressure on the forklift operator to do more…get more orders out…get the items put away.
This usually results in numerous near misses, and lots of low impacts on another piece of equipment or the facility itself. This adds expenses to the bottom line. Of course, the worst-case scenario is that the forklift driver strikes another worker or pedestrian.