Part 6: Forklift Driver Training

So far in my on-line training, I’ve learned a LOT about forklift safety and the Stability Triangle, which now that I think about it has a lot to do with safety as well- so it’s safe to say at this point that the on-line portion of the training is very much about not getting you or your co-workers hurt. It’s time well-spent.

The next section involves inspection and maintenance and there’s a heavy dose of common sense in here as well.

It starts the way every shift should start- with the visual inspection.  Around the tires, inside the mast, check the safety apparatus (horn, emergency brake, seat belt, reverse alarm, gauges, etc) and make sure the forklift is properly lubricated and that there is no new damage from the operator before you. There’s more, but you’ll have to take the course yourself to find out about the extras.

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Part 5: Forklift Driver Training

If you’re keeping track, when this training session started I knew next to nothing about forklifts and now that we’re entering Part Five of the on-line portion I know about the Stability Triangle and I know what types of behaviors and situations will get myself or my co-workers hurt.  All important stuff as far as I can tell.  I’m feeling ready to get on a forklift and give it a shot, but I’m not quite there yet- there’s more safety to go over.

Specifically, the standards and equipment on the forklift itself that can keep you, the people around you, and the loads themselves safe. Also, the definition of “unattended.”

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Part 4: Forklift Driver Training

After a brief bout with the math and some basic physics involving center of gravity and something called the Stability Triangle in parts 1-2 of my on-line forklift operator training, I was ready to move on to Part Four: Safe Driving; Lift vs. Carry

Parts One through Three, with the exception of the math (remember math and I don’t get along), all made perfect sense.  I felt prepared after the quizzes that end each section to move forward.

This section and the next one have some gravity to them. There’s a lot of talk about how things can go very, very wrong if proper safety procedures aren’t followed.

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I Just Bought a Forklift – Now What?

You’ve done your research, asked all the questions, kicked the tires and you’re ready to buy a forklift from Atlantic Forklift Services.

Now what?

Atlantic Forklift Services will be with you every step of the way. That’s just what we do. We’re not going just drop off the forklift and never see you again. Earning your business is a privilege that we do not take lightly.

We’ll support you at every stage, from training operators to routine maintenance, parts and billing, and everything in between.

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