A forklift operator manual is a publication that is included with all forklifts that shows basic operating procedures for a forklift. A forklift driver can use a forklift operator manual, sometimes called a forklift owner's manual, to read up of safety procedures. The manual also contains the following information safety information: Warning symbols Prohibitory … [Read more...] about What is a forklift operator manual?
Inhouse trainer or outsourced consultant? There are two key methods to train forklift operators at your company, and gain OSHA compliance. The first option is to get a manager or senior staff member at your company certified as a forklift trainer. This forklift train the trainer technique, allows certification of one of your staff to be a trainer. That way forklift training … [Read more...] about How a forklift train the trainer program benefits warehouse operations
So you're interested in knowing about becoming a forklift driver but you don't quite want to leave your desk to do it. We understand! The World Wide Web makes it easy to not only learn about forklift training, but you can even take browser-bases courses from the comfort of your home! … [Read more...] about Online Forklift Training Explained
OSHA - Ladder Safety What do I need my warehouse workers to know about using ladders in my operation? It may seem obvious to most people, but ladders can present a serious falling hazard. All you have to do is look at how ladders are presented in Minions movies. Regardless, let's look at some common sense rules and procedures. Always be sure to: Position ladders … [Read more...] about OSHA Information for Ladder Safety
What do I need to know about fall prevention in my warehouse? Here are a few ideas on how to prevent falls and fall protection. At what height should a worker be protected from a fall? In the construction industry, a worker should be protected from a fall at a height of 6 feet or more. In other industries, the height a worker should be protected from a fall is 4 feet or … [Read more...] about OSHA Information for Preventing Falls
Test your Warehouse IQ! Q: What are five areas a forklift operator should inspect visually? (Click on the best answer) Forklift Paint job (look for scratches), seat covers (rips), brakes, horn, load center Forklift Tires, battery, lift/lower system, controls, general safety Forklift Controls, center of gravity, brakes (squeaking?), load limit, steering Horn on the … [Read more...] about Operator Training Test #2
Test your Warehouse IQ! Start of Shift Daily Checklist Inspection Q: You just performed a forklift daily checklist inspection and found a problem, what should you do? (Click on the best answer) Tell the next operator to get on the lift. Leave a note on your supervisor’s desk. Use the forklift truck until s/he tells you what action to take. Report the problem to … [Read more...] about Forklift Operator Training Test #1