Studies have shown that effective operator training, such as that provided by the Safety On The Move® program, can help improve your bottom line. It can assist you in reducing forklift accidents, equipment downtime and product damage; all while increasing worker productivity and customer satisfaction.
Meet OSHA Requirements
Since December 1, 1999, all operators of industrial lift trucks must be trained and certified in the use of their equipment before being allowed to operate it as part of their job. This training must address both the specific type of equipment they will use and the conditions and characteristics unique to their place of work.
The Safety On The Move program is designed to assist managers in complying with their duty to ensure that lift truck operators are properly trained. The program is a comprehensive yet modular curriculum that can be presented in terms of a specific piece of equipment and work site. It also can be customized to fit the needs of new and seasoned forklift operators.
Help Improve Bottom-Line Results
Studies have shown that effective training can improve operator safety performance by up to 70 percent. This can help companies achieve better bottom-line results through:
- reduced accidents and work disruptions
- decreased product damage and maintenance cost
- improved worker productivity and customer satisfaction
- extended equipment life
Classroom and Hands-On Instruction
Safety incorporates a variety of training methods, including interactive discussions, video and PowerPoint presentations, instructor-led demonstrations, and practical exercises for trainees. This approach helps to meet the learning needs of a wide range of operators.
The Safety On The Move package contains performance checklists and written test materials to help you evaluate your operators’ knowledge of safe operating principles and their ability to operate the equipment safely on the job.
The program addresses such areas of concern as:
- lift truck inspection using the operator daily checklist
- safe travel procedures in the workplace
- proper load handling principles
- the requirements for operating on loading docks and ramps
- safe battery handling procedures
Safety On The Move training can be conducted by your local Raymond authorized Sales and Service Center or by your own trainer. If you choose to use your own trainer, Raymond offers a “train-the-trainer” program to help you get started. Is your team prepared?