Most workplace injuries and property damage can be attributed to a lack of or inadequate training which is why the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) requires that all forklift operators be trained and licensed appropriately and regularly. Implementing a comprehensive forklift safety training program is the most effective way for operations managers to ensure a safe working environment for all parties.
The OSHA requires that forklift operators be over 18 years old and recertified every 3 years and gives employers the responsibility of providing the forklift operators with the necessary training. Finding the right Transport Education and Training Authority (TETA) to suit your business training needs can be a challenge but at 600SA you can gain access to our accredited Training Academy at your convenience.
Our counterbalance forklift training courses are structured to suit your drivers’ needs, providing novice training for candidates with no previous training or experience and refresher courses for a certificate or license renewal. The training courses can be hosted either on-site at your premises, which is recommended to familiarize the forklift drivers with your forklifts, off-site, virtual instructor-led training, and e-learning.
Our training courses provide a balanced curriculum combining theoretical classroom training, and hands-on practical training to ensure your forklift drivers are equipped to perform their duties safely and efficiently. Our high-quality training imparts soft skills, product and technical aptitudes and training applicable to warehousing and industrial equipment and processes irrespective of brand.
The client/ employer should provide the following for the duration of the training:
Forklift driver training decreases the risk of accidents caused by incompetence and inexperience with the added benefit of increased productivity. Fewer accidents translate into a safer working environment, which increases confidence, decreases stress, and thereby improves productivity. This indirectly decreases your costs as fewer accidents lead to fewer pay-outs and certified safety training can also decrease your insurance premiums as your accident risk decreases.
To find out more on how our counterbalance forklift driver training can benefit your operations contact us today. Alternatively, read our article that answers the 14 most frequently answered questions relating to forklift training.