Crown Equipment offers
forklift training programs
Mar 2, 2010 9:43 AM
Crown Equipment has created two new forklift driver training programs to help improve workplace safety and comply with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations. The Triennial Operator Evaluation Program helps facility supervisors evaluate operator performance, while the Operator Safety Awareness Program helps them promote forklift safety on a regular basis.
OSHA regulations require that employers conduct evaluations of their forklift operators at least once every three years. OSHA interpretations have specified that these assessments should consist of both an observation of the driver during normal operation, and a verbal evaluation to measure his or her knowledge.
Crown’s Triennial Operator Evaluation Program provides straightforward guidelines for different types of forklifts, which help supervisors observe an operator and identify areas for performance improvement. The guidelines also break down evaluation criteria into checklists that indicate whether an operator has demonstrated an understanding of specific topic. The triennial program assists employers in fulfilling this OSHA requirement and helps them improve recordkeeping with Performance Skill Check forms that can be stored on paper or electronically.
The Operator Safety Awareness Program includes easy-to-implement educational tools that emphasize safe operating practices. These materials can be used during the weekly or monthly safety meetings held in many warehouses and manufacturing plants.
Training programs follow the company’s Demonstrated Performance (DP) format, which favors hands-on, self-paced learning modules over classroom instruction. Training tools include DP MoveSafe operator training, DP TrainSafe instructor training, and DP LeadSafe supervisor training. Crown also offers courses and programs for service technicians.
Visit www.crown.com for more information.
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