Benefits of Forklift Certification

A forklift operator stacking tyres in a warehouse

Imagine hearing one of your warehouse employees say, “There’s been a forklift accident in the facility!” What will your initial response be? As the facility owner, you’ll be worried about injuries, possible fatalities, and damage claims following the accident.

Bearing the repair, medical, renovation, and other costs after a forklift accident can be over-burdening for a company. However, we know a way out. While forklift workplace accidents are inevitable, you can provide adequate RTITB accredited forklift training to your operators. This can bring you one step closer to enhanced workplace safety.

Forklift accidents can be costly, especially if they’re sudden. In this blog, we’ve discussed all the benefits of getting forklift training and certifications.

A forklift operator stacking tyres in a warehouse

 

Avoid HSE Penalties

Similar to OSHA’s guidelines in the US, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) stipulates forklift training requirements for UK-based companies. They’ve put rules in place that help forklift operators and employers prevent accidents and forklift malfunctions.

Failure to comply with these requirements can lead to costly fines. At RS Forklift Training, our five-star forklift training instructors are RITTB & ITSSAR accredited. They deliver on-site forklift training on using advanced, complex machines like counterbalance, reach, pivot steer trucks, 4 categories of PPT, and VNA.

Improve Operator Morale

Employee well-being and safety should be the utmost priority of every employer, which means that it’s essential to train workers on proper forklift usage to boost their morale and performance. This is where our flexible forklift training courses in Birmingham come into play.

With a strong emphasis on forklift maintenance, steering, and stability, our forklift instructors have been training employees since 2004.

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Obtain Transferable Skills

Our UK-based forklift certification courses are accepted throughout the Western Midlands. The skills taught during forklift training courses include basic steering, driving controls, hydraulic navigation, and maneuvering.

On top of the basic forklift training courses, employers can register forklift operators in refresher courses, experience courses, and Bendi forklift training.

Boosts Business Growth

Trained forklift operators mean better on-site maintenance, performance, and accident prevention. Employers should assess all the operators and maintenance workers and provide forklift training according to their experience.

At RS Forklift Training, we offer beginners, intermediate, and expert level courses that go beyond basic training. Untrained workers pose a direct threat to workplace safety. They’re unable to detect malfunctioning forklift components and equipment damage.

Whereas trained operators will not only increase productivity, they’ll also identify bottom-line opportunities to increase business performance across the board.

RS Forklift Training is Fully RTITB Accredited

Companies looking to train their employees can contact RS Forklift Training right away. Our comprehensive forklift training modules include counterbalance and reach tests.

A counterbalance forklift is used for loading, unloading, and moving goods. In contrast, a reach forklift is widely used in warehouses where goods are transported through narrow aisles.

Learn more about the best forklift trainers and courses in Birmingham or book now!

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