COMPETENCY-BASED TRAINING ON THE SAFE OPERATION OF FORKLIFT
Forklifts have been part and parcel of modern-day operations of manufacturing/logistics outfits. The machines are very useful in lifting and moving of heavy and bulky loads around factory floor and storage area. However, these useful machines could turn to be a big threat to workers’ safety if not properly handled and maintained.
One of the requirements of OSHA is that all workers who operates any kind of equipment’s must be trained and they shall be competent to operate the equipment. It is the responsibility of employer to ensure forklifts not only handled by trained and qualified personnel but also properly maintained.
This competency based training program is designed to ensure forklift operators understand the principles of safe forklift operations as well as able to handle the forklifts safely. The program will covers extensively of theory followed by hands-on operating and conducting autonomous maintenance of forklifts. At the end of program, each participant will be tested on theory as well as practical on handling of forklifts. Certificate of Competency will be issued to those achieving the required competency level.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
The program is meant for all level of employees who are required to operate forklifts but don’t have proper knowledge about the machine. This program can also be customized as a refresher training for operators.
- Understanding the potential hazards in forklift operations
- Understanding the functions and operations of forklift
- Understanding the limitation of forklift operations
- Ability to operate the forklifts properly
- Ability to conduct pre-operational, operational and post-operational inspections and
- Understanding the safety rules and regulations concerning forklift operations.
The program must be conducted in client premise and client is required to provide:
- 1 unit of forklift
- 24 pallets
- 2 nos. of empty metal or plastic drums
- 12 nos of traffic cones and open space measuring approximately 60’ X 80’