Forklift / Telehandler Safety

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Forklift Safety begins with Forklift operator training.

Effective Forkift / Telehandler Safety Training is Essential

Forklifts and elehandlers are the work horses of modern material handling. Over one million are in daily use across the U.S. and they are essential to the smooth operation of many businesses.  But a forklift in the hands of an unskilled operator can pose serious hazards to pedestrians, profitability, and the operators themselves.

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Gradall Telehandler in operation.

And they do. Statistics reveal that over one in ten forklifts are involved in some type of accident each year. The costs of these accidents - in terms of lost productivity, equipment damage, manpower, damaged inventory, and compensation - runs into the millions of dollars.
The fact is that effective forklift / telehandler training can reduce your incident rates and save your company's money.

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Forklift / Telehandler Taining services we can provide include:

Forklift Safety Train the Trainer Course

Would you like to certify (and re-certify) your forklift operators in-house? This 8-hour course is designed to provide forklift trainers (or experienced operators) with the knowledge and training materials to provide effective training to your employees. It stresses the practical application of safe forklift operating principles, load characteristics, material handling, and workplace hazards. After completion of the class, students will be enrolled in D2000's Authorized Curriculum Provider (ACP) program. This will allow them to order certificates, laminated wallet cards, and student workbooks at a discount.

Forklift On-Site Operator Certification

For employers who would like us to train and certify their forklift operators we offer customized, on site training. This includes classroom instruction, quizzes, review of operator manual(s), inspection procedures, machine familiarization, review of work site hazards, refueling/recharging, a driving test, and certification. This course generally requires 4-8 hours depending on the number of operators to be trained.

Telehandler : Train the Trainer Course

Would you like to certify (and re-certify) your telehandler operators in-house? This eight-hour course is designed to provide experienced telehandler operators with the knowledge, skills, and resources needed to deliver effective initial and refresher training to your employees. It stresses the practical application of safe operating principles, load characteristics, and workplace hazards. The curriculum reflects all the training requirements listed in 29 CFR 1910.178.

Telehandler On-Site Operator Certification

For employers who would like us to train and certify their telehandler operators we offer customized, on site training. This includes classroom instruction, quizzes, review of operator manual(s), inspection procedures, machine familiarization, review of work site hazards, refueling/recharging, a driving test, and certification. This course generally requires 4-8 hours depending on the number of operators to be trained.

A sample Forklift Safety Program can be downloaded here.

Learn more about Forklift Safety by viewing our Forklift Safety Newsletters

Bruce Hulberg June 29, 2016
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