In this blog post, we provide you with some information about operator training and its benefits.
Working with materials handling equipment creates a high risk environment, so it is incredibly important to raise awareness of safety with your entire workforce, both operators and others in the environment. Having a properly trained team with excellent driving skills will boost the workflow in your operation, it’s often said that happy operators are efficient operators. Standardisation in your warehouse will increase, and your trucks will require less service and repairs because operators will be aware of how to drive trucks safely and efficiently.
However, it is not only important to train your operators to use materials handling equipment safely and efficiently; it is also important to provide training to your leaders and other warehouse team members or anyone else. This helps to ensure that your entire workforce understands how to operate safely and efficiently around materials handling equipment.
By ensuring your operators are trained appropriately, you can help to reduce your overall materials handling costs. For example, if you use an electric counterbalance forklift all of the major costs including damages, repairs, energy use and servicing costs are directly influenced by operators.
By ensuring that operators receive regular high quality training, you are helping to develop good driving practices. It will help them to perform tasks quicker and accomplish more in their working day. Through using good operating practice, they will also minimise wear and tear of the truck, which helps to increase its working life and reduce downtime.
Here at Toyota, we offer a wide range of training courses for operators, leaders and other warehouse team members. In addition to this, our award winning I_Site truck management system will allow you to keep track of your operator accreditations and ensure that they do not expire; as well as being able to view all of your truck utilisation and safety data.
If you would like to know more about operator training from Toyota, call 0370 850 1409 today.