Heavy Machinery Training

Heavy Machinery training is a must for any employees who will operate this type of equipment. Even experienced employees should take a heavy machinery training course because keeping up-to-date  refresher course is important to keep employees knowledgeable about certain aspects of the forklift or crane operation. The refresher course would cover the areas in which the machinery operator is weak or lacking in knowledge. Although manufacturing managers might know the benefits of re-training full-time employees, they might not see the need for training temporary employees. Yet, temporary employees should receive the process training skills to operate the equipment especially, if they will be working directly with them. In fact, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) mandate that all employees operating heavy machinery be properly trained to use them.

How to evaluate if your employees need improved training skills:

  • Discussion with their supervisor about his or her performance
  • Observation of the employee operating the equipment i.e forklift or crane
  • Administration of a written test or a performance test in the warehouse  (ITC Learning can customize a written performance test)

You must require your employees to take a refresher course if:

  • An operator has had a poor evaluation or has violated company safety rules
  • The operator has been involved in a minor or terrible accident
  • A operator was assigned to a new forklift or different brand
  • The operator has been assigned to a different work zone

Since manufacturing firms are responsible for the safety of their employees it’s imperative that heavy machinery training be given to the individuals operating the machinery whether they’re a veteran, new or temporary hire. ITC Learning can help you implement a heavy machinery training program to improve the process training skills of all your employees. This training course can help you reduce accidents and accident-related injuries, improving employee morale by raising operator confidence, reducing product damage, minimizing costly equipment repairs, and increasing overall forklift productivity.