It can be hard to justify the time and cost needed to conduct forklift safety training at your workplace, but there are more
benefits to conducting the training than you might think.
A trained operator is a more productive operator.
Understanding the design, capabilities and limitations of a forklift will have
an impact on an operator’s performance, as will being educated about the laws,
rules and/or regulations and the reasons they exist. Effective training is at
the foundation of building an individual’s skill and creating precise
movements with little time or energy wasted.
Higher Job Satisfaction
Stress can have a profound effect on not only
productivity, but job satisfaction. Operators who better understand their
equipment, potential obstacles within the facility and company expectations
have lower stress levels and are happier at work.
The more information operators have about the safe
operation of a forklift, the better they will understand their responsibilities.
This knowledge results in decreased damage to your product, machine and
facility. Be aware of your budget allocation for damage throughout the year and
investigate reasons for the recorded accidents and damages. It is possible
that the majority of instances could have been prevented with safer
Worker’s compensation coverage is based on industry
risk and is expensive for many companies. However, many insurance providers for
buildings, products and machinery will reduce general insurance rates if a
company has updated, ongoing training in compliance with the law.
Ensuring your employee’s safety is the main benefit of forklift safety
training, but there are additional benefits you may not have considered.
For more information on available operator training visit Garrison Operator Training.