Due to increases in manufacturing, the demand for forklift drivers has continued to rise. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) require all forklift drivers to be certified at the site where they will be operating their vehicle. Proper training and certification not only ensures the worker has basic knowledge and understanding of their assigned industrial machine, but also greatly reduces workplace accidents and damage to property and inventory.
While many forklift trainees are licensed to operate a normal vehicle, there are several differences in operating an industrial forklift, including rear wheel steering and front wheel drive. Many forklift driver jobs require employees to operate on rougher terrain, or handle significantly larger or wider loads. Proper operation of the lift and general practices are taught during training for operators as well as what to do in the event of an accident or tip over. Additional considerations include speed and site layout which could result in collisions and spills.
For every assignment, Elite Staffing will certify that drivers are in full compliance with OHSA requirements. This ensures that only trained and qualified workers are handling your large goods.