Proper Training Promotes Safety
We believe that proper safety promotes the protection of your products, equipment, profits, and especially your employees. On the job safety is critical to your business – because no job is too urgent that it can’t be done safely.
Available Training Courses
Wheeler Material Handling offers a multitude of different training programs to suit your needs. We offer on-site, job specific, Forklift Operating Training Classes that meet all current O.S.H.A. requirements (regulation 1910.178). In addition, we offer Lift Truck Train-the-Trainer programs to certify your in house Safety Managers/Supervisors. If your company employs in house service technicians, WMH also offers Service Technician Training courses to keep your personnel up to date with all the latest industry changes.
Courses Offered Include:
- Lift Truck Train-the-Trainer
- Service Technician Training
If you’re looking for an OSHA-compliant operator training program, contact us at 1-800-844-1454 or, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn about our award-winning Handle with Care Operator Training Program.
Did you know about National Forklift Safety Day?
The first ever, National Forklift Safety Day, sponsored by the Industrial Truck Association (ITA), took place June 9th, 2015, in Washington, D.C. This event is an excellent opportunity for manufacturers to provide greater awareness on forklift safety practices and to convey the importance of operator training.
National Forklift Safety Day is an ideal reminder to review your forklift safety and training policies and procedures.
To help get you started, listed below are a few basic tips on the safe use of forklifts. These tips can be observed directly from OSHA regulations:
- When left unattended, a lift truck’s load should be fully lowered, its controls neutralized, power shut off and brakes set. If the lift truck is parked on an incline, the wheels should be blocked.
- Lift trucks should not be used for opening or closing freight doors.
- A safe distance should be maintained between lift trucks. This distance is approximately three truck lengths from the truck ahead.
- Lift truck operators should slow down and sound the horn at cross aisles and other locations where vision is obstructed. If the load carried obstructs forward view, the operator should travel with the load trailing the lift truck.
- Grades should be ascended or descended slowly, and when ascending or descending grades in excess of 10 percent, loaded lift trucks should be driven with the load upgrade.