Lift Truck Training
Many industries utilize powered industrial trucks for material handling. In the recycling business, internal combustion powered forklifts are normally utilized. Lift truck operation need operators who are well trained. Training is a requirement within North America, and for a very good reason. A forklift can inflict serious damage to property or personal injury if not operated safely. A forklift that is loaded could weight three times as much as a motor vehicle. Lift trucks are accountable for numerous industrial accidents, either as the secondary or the primary source of the accident. Reports of injuries or fatalities that involve pedestrians or operators are all too commonplace.
A training program for operators should be developed and implemented by employers. Also, the program must be based on four factors: the general principles of safe truck operation, the kinds of vehicles being used within the workplace, the general safety requirements, based on OSHA and the certain hazards of the workplace. Training combines both practical and formal parts. At the completion of the training, operators must pass an assessment showing they have the ability to operate the truck properly. OSHA also requires that powered industrial truck operators should be trained in certain specified subject matters that apply to operating a lift truck safely.