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FORKLIFT OPERATOR TRAINING

PROPOSAL

David Hoover
President
740-763-4978
443-947-2470 (fax)
dhoover@forklifttrainingsystem.com
www.forklifttrainingsystem.com

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as if working for the Lord, not for men.”
Colossians 3:23

in the quality of our programs and in the results we achieve. our trainers will make a difference in how your people feel about working safely! STANDARD TRAINING FEATURES 9 We retain and back up your certification records electronically. In order to be OSHA compliant the hands on portion of the training MUST be conducted at your location and on your forklifts. 9 Forklift training is our core business. help you correct any problems and eliminate coverage of topics which do not apply to your company. 9 We provide continuing support and consultation via phone and email at no charge. we’ll get you the answer! 9 We use pictures and video clips of real forklift accidents to help prevent similar situations at your site. . 9 Forklift safety newsletter sent to our customers on a regular basis. it can NOT be conducted at a forklift dealership or other training center. You won’t find us relying on a video tape to teach the class. “Training can’t be fully completed at an off- site training center”. pallet jacks and more. stand up reach. as well as making suggestions for safety improvement and OSHA compliance. we have you covered. Our training is both realistic and relevant. This allows us to focus on your most important issues. 9 Hands on evaluations are ALWAYS conducted on your forklifts and in your facility. OSHA states. asking basic questions about your operations and forklifts. not something we do “on the side” or “as requested. elevated order pickers. If you ever lose them or need them replaced. WHAT SETS OUR TRAINING APART? 9 Prior to on-site classes. Each type of lift gets its own specific instruction as required by OSHA. our instructors will conduct a forklift safety audit. just let us know what types apply to your facility. If you have a forklift safety question. 9 We can include specific instruction for sit down riders.” We take pride in our instructors’ knowledge.

auto (differences) ¾ Basic design principles of electric and/or internal combustion. use in elevators. ¾ Proper fueling procedures ¾ Personal protective equipment ¾ Pre-shift inspections ¾ Safety equipment (alarms. Other topics such as railcar loading. outline. strobes. etc. inspection. etc.) ¾ Fueling procedures and precautions NOTE: We customize our on-site class outline to reflect only those topics which apply to each customer’s site and specific equipment. slope. It is your responsibility. incline operation ¾ What to do in a tip over ¾ Seatbelt issues ¾ Braking methods ¾ Trailer loading. . including sample accidents ¾ Basic operational issues (various OSHA required topics) ¾ Traveling rules ¾ Damage to forklifts and facilities ¾ Parking ¾ Ramp. unloading. to provide the forklift operator’s manuals to your operators and ensure they have read them. are available upon request. and provisions for practice operation ¾ Lift truck injury and fatality statistics ¾ Introduction to OSHA standard ¾ Benefits of training ¾ Knowing your forklift & the importance of reading the operator’s manual ¾ Forklift vs. as the employer. SAMPLE TRAINING OUTLINE ¾ Introduction. counterbalanced riders ¾ Basic parts of a forklift and samples of typical controls ¾ General safety warnings commonly found on many units ¾ The stability triangle ¾ The center of gravity ¾ Forklift stability ¾ Load centers ¾ Reading and interpreting the forklift data plate ¾ Adverse surface and floor conditions ¾ Pedestrian safety ¾ Load composition and stability ¾ Load handling ¾ Causes of forklift accidents. as well as any site specific policies which might exist. etc.

OUR CUSTOMERS INCLUDE: AICHI FORGE USA BATESVILLE PRODUCTS BALL CORPORATION CARGILL CRANE PLASTICS DOT FOODS DTR INDUSTRIES GE AVIATION INTERNATIONAL PAPER KAISER ALUMINUM KELLOGGS KENWORTH NUCOR STEEL THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY THE BUILDERS EXCHANGE OF CENTRAL OHIO PACKAGING CORPORATION OF AMERICA PPG ROLLS ROYCE ENERGY SYSTEMS SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC SCOTTS T. MARZETTI OUR DEALER PARTNERS INCLUDE: Capital Forklift Central Ohio Forklifts Harr’s Forklift Service Hy-Tek Material Handling JRC Toyota-Lift KMH Systems Straight Up Equipment Yale Cincinnati WE HAVE SATISFIED CUSTOMERS IN 45 STATES AND COUNTING! .

EXAMPLES OF SITE SPECIFIC SAFETY PROBLEMS .

EXAMPLES OF FORKLIFT SPECIFIC TRAINING .

YES Very unlikely Use a strict pass/fail format to ensure only competent operators are certified. 7 Most have one part time trainer Provide certification in electronic format for easy forwarding to entities such as OSHA. . YES Most pass everyone Training is the core business for the company. YES Very unlikely Makes recommendations for improving both forklift safety and compliance. YES Very Unlikely corporate offices or general contractors. TRAINING VENDOR COMPARISON Forklift Training Systems Other Vendors Conducts on-site survey in advance of the training to determine your exact needs. On staff expert witness with extensive YES Very Unlikely knowledge of forklift training legal ramifications. Reminder to you at the three year mark YES Very Unlikely when re-evaluation is required by OSHA. YES Most are forklift dealers or general safety consultants Total number of trainers.

We offer training only to companies. NOT ALL TRAINING IS CREATED EQUAL It’s unwise to pay too much.com All other areas contact Dave Hoover at 740-763-4978 or dhoover@forklifttrainingsystem. Your operators will leave with a new appreciation of the importance of their job to others lives and their own. If they were certified through a prior employer. but are unsure of the quality and content of their past training or are missing their paperwork.178 or if you have existing operators. This is the perfect class if you have new operators and want to ensure they have proper training according to OSHA 29CFR1910. If you deal with the lowest bidder it is well to add something for the risk you have run. as well as hands-on evaluations for each type of forklift. Our instructors bring to life the realities of what can happen when forklifts are not operated safely. we do not supply training to individuals looking to become forklift operators on their own. For current pricing please contact us directly – see contacts below. John Ruskin (1819-1900) OPTION 1: CERTIFICATION AT YOUR LOCATION Course Description: This class is for companies needing employees to be formally “certified” to operate a forklift. hands-on evaluations and the OSHA required follow up certification paperwork for each trainee are included in the cost of your training. Customers in Southern Ohio. so we can follow up with you promptly. NOTE: We do not list our training prices on line. The class includes approximately four hours of classroom instruction and written testing. . We are experts at working around busy schedules and will find a day and time that works for your facility. but it’s worse to pay too little. and if you do that you will have enough to pay for something better.com Please include your name. because the thing you bought was incapable of doing the thing it was bought to do. or if they were trained prior to OSHA’s training update in 1999. Kentucky and Indiana please contact Dick Evans at 513- 519-6947 or devans@forklifttrainingsystem. all classroom instruction. The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot – it can’t be done. the company name and phone number. this would also be your best choice for training. When you pay too little you sometimes lose everything. The pre-training survey.

is conducted on a regular basis in Central Ohio and on an “as requested” basis in Southern Ohio. Kentucky and Indiana. along with real life accident pictures and video clips.com/training-dates. OPTION 2: CERTIFICATION . approximately four hour classroom session. Topics such as operator focus and pedestrian safety.com/training-registration/ OPTION 3: RE-EVALUATION Course Description: Our re-evaluation class is geared towards companies with operators which have already been properly certified at your company and are in need of re- evaluation per OSHA 29CFR1910. will remind your operators about the consequences of unsafe actions. It will get the attention of your experienced operators who already know “how to” operate safely. .htm Registration: http://www.CLASSROOM AT OUR TRAINING CENTER WITH HANDS-ON EVALUATION AT YOUR FACILITY Course Description: This is the perfect option for companies with only a few operators or if you just hired a person and need to get up to speed on a timely basis. which requires a re-evaluation at least every three years. You can view upcoming dates and register operators on our web site at: Upcoming Dates: http://www. The class consists of approximately 45 minutes of instruction.forklifttrainingsystem.178. After the class. we will set an appointment for traveling to your location to conduct a hands-on evaluation on your forklift(s). but may not be applying that knowledge every day on the job. with hands-on evaluations immediately following. This.forklifttrainingsystem.

COMMENTS FROM OUR CUSTOMERS .

safety requirements. and actual scenarios involving forklift accidents. Although I don’t currently have a license. I want to thank you for your effort. Now that you have completed our forklift refresher training. The driving portion of the test was a good opportunity for you to point out minor bad habits to our operators as they moved through the obstacles. I was very pleased to observe our people paying attention and responding to your message of forklift safety. I appreciate the thorough and professional delivery of information. I decided to sit in on your classes to get a feel for how well our employees responded to your presentations. I watched our employees pay close attention as investigations revealed that simple mistakes and lack of attention can have fatal consequences. Forklift training is very important to our needs and it’s good to know we can count on Forklift Training Systems to track the certification status of our operators. We appreciate your timeliness in notification of our employees scheduled for renewal training. Thanks again for your service. I look forward to working with Forklift Training Systems in our next phase of employee instruction. Our employee comments were positive because they appreciated your positive and negative comments for each operator. I thought the classroom segment was informative because of the presentation of safety tips. Steve Melroy Safety Administrator .To: David Hoover From: Steve Melroy Subject: Forklift Refresher Training Dave. Since I had not worked with you prior to this opportunity.

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