Operator training is essential in promoting a safe work environment. Not only is operator training important to the safety of employees, it’s required. OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Act) regulations require specialized training and regular re-training for forklift operators, and remedial training for operators involved in accidents or near accidents.
Employers are required to develop and implement a training program based on the general principles of safe truck operation, the types of vehicle(s) being used in the workplace, the hazards of the workplace created by the use of the vehicle(s), and the general safety requirements of the OSHA standard.
Application layout and pedestrian traffic flow should be evaluated and policies should be adopted to minimize close interaction of forklifts and pedestrians. Pedestrians should also be trained to recognize the presence of forklift traffic and remain alert at all times when in the vicinity of a forklift in operation.
Properly trained lift truck operators and pedestrians can help:
Reduce lift truck downtime
Limit lost-time injuries
Improve driver efficiency
Minimize product damage and accidents
Improve the company’s bottom line
Deep South Equipment can provide complete and professional operator training instruction with Hyster® Company’s “Productivity in Motion” operator education program. After completing and passing the certification exam, your driver will receive a diploma and an authorization card. The authorization card or wallet card can be carried by the operator as proof of their authorization to operate a particular type or class of truck.
You can call your local branch or send us an email to schedule your training. We look forward to helping you!