Neglecting this essential training can result in unnecessary hardship for your operation, such as injured workers, damaged product and equipment downtime.
Benefits of Forklift Training
Operators of forklifts often are tasked with having to align the brute force of powerful forklift equipment with the precision of the operation, and having a properly trained operator can prevent many injuries.
Navigating a work area can be tricky when industrial equipment is in use, so it is essential that operators are trained to ensure that coworkers and others walking through a facility are safe from accidental contact resulting in injury.
Clearly, any accident within a facility is a liability for the business owner, but an accident that results in injury or property damage that is caused by an improperly trained or negligent operator is even more of a headache, and the situation is preventable.
Improved Life of Equipment:
Damage to forklift equipment can be much more costly than is the investment in an OSHA certified forklift safety training program. It makes more sense to pay upfront on operator training than on the repair and downtime of your equipment.
Let’s face it, having an operator who is knowledgeable and competent with the equipment they are operating reduces unnecessary time trying to troubleshoot for someone who makes mistakes due to lack of training. Tasks are completed more efficiently and without errors, resulting in smoother operations and increased productivity.
Shoppa’s Material Handling, your premier Toyota Forklift dealer, doesn’t take safety lightly. We know how important the safety of your operations and equipment is to you and that most warehouse accidents can be avoided through a combination of safety equipment and OSHA certified training.
While Toyota lift trucks offer an impressive line-up of built-in safety features which allow for the equipment to perceive factors that could lead to forklift instability and automatically take corrective action to avoid environmental factors, it’s still essential that a lift truck operator employ best practices when operating the equipment. To equip operators with this kind of know-how, they are required to be trained and certified through an OSHA certified safety training.