Forklift Training and Certification

images (10)With warmer weather upon us, people are out and about in the summer buzz. As a result, businesses and employees may be working harder; this means moving and stocking more product! To aid in such jobs companies use forklifts, which are not to be taken lightly. 

Operating a forlift takes knowledge and skill. Many employees may already know or be certified in operating these machines, however it’s imperative that each individual undergo initial and periodic training and recertification.

You may be wondering:

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Accident Investigation & Prevention

Sometimes we wait too long to fix a potential problem. Most of the time it’s after an accident has already happened. We think to ourselves “gosh, I knew I should’ve done something sooner.” Now your employee and their family is hurt, your company takes a hit, an accident investigation takes place, and you’re left to pick up the pieces.

The frustrating part is we see the problem; we ignore it too.

It would take too much time to fix, or too much money, or my employees wont be happy with the change. 
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Puppies Reduce Stress!

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Okay, okay, we can’t give puppies all the credit here. It’s actually baby animals in general! A  research study has proven that looking at pictures of baby animals, largely puppies and kittens, has dramatic effects on an individual.

These effects include: improved mood, concentration, attention to detail, increased compassion, lower blood pressure, and the biggest effect is REDUCING STRESS. In today’s world, where stress is linked to the six leading causes of death, we need to be proactive in managing it.

The American Psychological Association states initial signs of chronic stress may include feeling “fatigued, unable to concentrate or irritable for no good reason”.

How does this relate to the workplace and safety?

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Fire Safety.

Don’t wait till you smell smoke to ask, what should I do in the event of a fire?

Fire Safety is an important part of being prepared. It’s not enough to know where the exits are, what items to grab on the way out, or when and how to help others. Fire preparedness includes preemptive measures as well!

Some preliminary questions to consider are:

Do you have a fire alarm?How would employee communication work in the event of an emergency? Where is the safety rendezvous point? 
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Forklift Training

Why do I need to provide training for my forklift operators?

Each type of forklift presents different operating hazards based on the way they lift, and amount of weight they can support. In addition, type of workplace can introduce many hazards, including putting the pedestrians in danger. Some commons accidents include: Continue reading “Forklift Training”

First Aid Ready!

What would happen today, if there was an accident at your workplace? Would employees and management know what to do? Would the injured person get the best possible care?

When an accident happens, a First Aid Program that meets the requirements of the law and is tailored to the type and size of the workplace can literally make the difference between life and death, or between recovery and permanent disablement. Continue reading “First Aid Ready!”