Minimise Accident Risks
In the current no win, no fee claims culture, it is important that you have fulfilled your responsibilities for safeguarding your employees and have taken steps to reduce the risk to your business of personal injury compensation claims.
It is a proven fact that the majority of accidents are caused by a lack of operator training. Regular and professional forklift training improves operator safety awareness which in turn minimises the risk of accidents and injury to the operators and their colleagues.
Driving a forklift truck with skill and professional training will save the operator time and increase productivity for your company. Being able to handle the truck and loads more efficiently will improve productivity and achieve faster turnaround on daily tasks. Investing in training your employees will also increase staff morale and improve staff retention.
Reduce Stock Damage
Forklift training improves manoeuvring capabilities and load handling performance. The training will help to reduce incidents of damage to goods that are being handled by the operator. The savings in stock losses and insurance claims alone could pay for ongoing, professional on site training.
Health & Safety Obligations
Legislation under the Health & Safety at Work Act stipulates that forklift operators must be adequately trained. The Act also stipulates that it is the employers responsibility to provide "instruction, training and supervision as is necessary to ensure the health and safety at work of employees". Apart from improving performance and raising safety awareness, our FLT courses also include training on regular fork truck safety checks and maintenance further reducing the risk of accidents.