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Do Your Employees Need Forklift Training?

Do Your Employees Need Forklift Training?

By on Dec 13, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

To make sure the workplace is safe and employees are out of harm’s way, any employee looking to operate a forklift must go through a four-hour forklift training class that can be provided by Karl Environmental. This training provides a general sense that nobody will be harmed when a certified forklift driver is behind the controls of your equipment. Located at our test center in Reading, Pennsylvania, Karl Environmental allows the use of equipment and materials for certification testing.

Employees who attend the class will not only watch, but must show a hands-on demonstration of the forklift itself by showing complete operations. These include, but are not limited to, movements with the forklift, carrying cargo on the fork, unloading cargo and showing techniques to guarantee safety around others while following the rules in place. This training gives bosses the knowledge that while an employee is behind the mast in the cab enclosure, they are fully capable of completing the job while being aware of his or her own surroundings regarding other people and objects.

When the workers are not performing hands-on training, they will have to complete a class that, besides going over more safety precautions and rules, will make them show how to go through with pre-operation checks, knowing where the controls and guides are located, a function test based off the machine and checking out protective equipment and gear to make sure they are up to par. No matter if the worker can perform well with the machine, they must also show on paper how they can use these working machines to ensure no danger to others.

This class is a must-have in making sure fellow coworkers are not harmed while on the job site. If you are interested in becoming a forklift driver, check here for more details and information.

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Karl Environmental Group provides environmental services to residential customers, business clients, school districts (both public and private) and government agencies. Our clients represent a variety of industries and backgrounds and we pride ourselves in being able to meet their individual environmental needs with quality and efficiency. Our services include lead water testing, asbestos testing, asbestos abatement, environmental site assessment, lead paint inspection, mold sampling, and industrial hygene, and other environmental consulting services. We also provide certification for the OSHA Hazwoper Certification, General Industry Certification, Construction Industry Certification, EPA Lead Renovator Certification, Asbestos Worker Certification, First Aid Certification, and Basic Life Support courses. Find us on Facebook, call us at 1-800-527-5581, or find our PA location 20 Lauck Road, Mohnton, PA 19540 Tel: (610) 856-7700 or our NJ location 200 Whitehead Road, Unit #222, Hamilton, NJ 08619 Tel: (609) 365-9635