Friday, February 12, 2016

What are your job responsibilities as forklift operator

Your job assignment does not only entail loading/unloading and moving of materials from place to place. You, as certified forklift operator must know every details of your description to perform your work in very good way. 

Here are other responsibilities that you need to perform aside from what you've already know:

  1. Maintain housekeeping - it's something every operators neglect. This may somewhat simple and basic when you first hear it. But cleaning the warehouse and maintaining its orderliness can definitely decrease accidents. An orderly place can contribute to efficiency and overall productivity. 
  2. You must adhere to safety of the workplace - This is another thing that every forklift operator take for granted. You must instill in your mind that safety is priority, it's not something that comes second. It's number one among other things. Likewise, you need to advocate other colleagues to adhere to safety, you will become an advocate.
  3. Checking and counting of inventory - yes you need to have a math skills to perform this. You only load materials and let others to count it if is's correct. You must know how to do the inventory checking 

Saturday, January 9, 2016

How to apply for forklift certification in the US

It is necessary to have forklift training and subsequently a certification in order to commence your work as a certified forklift driver. The lives of many people are in your hands. You need to be aware that forklift driving is no joke, lots of accidents had happened because of small mistakes. Every employer don't want to suffer the same fate as others, so are you.

For more complete resources about forklift licensing, you can follow this website.

In this post, I will be lecturing you about how to apply for your forklift certification.

Forklift Training Application 

  1. Before anything else, you need make sure what kind of forklift you will be operating the warehouse or work site. The OSHA demands that forklift training should be matched and specific to the type of forklift students will be operating.
  2. Look for training colleges, centers, schools that provide forklift training. This is only applicable for individual without prior experience.  But if you are currently employed, it is the employer's obligation to provide the necessary training. The employer can hire a professional trainer to do the training in the worksite. This is the most ideal mean to provide training. Obviously due to the reason, the trainer can tailor the topics to be given adequate to the type of forklifts and condition of the workplace.
  3. The students must undertake an in-class lectures where students must the written exam. Upon completion, the students will then be subjected to practical training. This is the demanding part of the training because the students must perform well in accordance with the trainers instruction. He must drive the forklift upon trainer's demand. He must satisfy the trainer,otherwise,the trainer will not make a recommendation for him.
  4. After the classroom lessons and practical driving have been completed. The trainer will make commendations to all students who have successfully passed.
  5. The forklift certification is valid for three years. If you never have it used, you need to get re-certification. 
The demand for forklift operator is high because of the booming industries like constructions, warehousing, logistics, sea ports, and many other. You won't be running out of jobs to look for. The United States is one of the countries in the world where forklift driving is in high demand, second to Middle East. 

Forklift training requirements

In order for you to continue your application, you need to have the requuirements:

  • high school diploma
  • GED 
  • must be mentally and physically fit
  • can write, read and understand English
  • with communication skills
  • with organizational skills
  • It is required for operator not to have physical deformities
  • It is also required for operator to provide evidence of no criminal records
  • must abide with safety rules

Welcome to my forklift certification blog

I would like to welcome everyone to my blog. I teaches how to get your forklift certification. I will be tackling here about forklift training and licensing in different states of the US.

I know the hardship of being a novice in terms of forklift driving, I know how difficult it is in knowing where and when to start to get a forklift training and license. I've been in your situation. I was nobody before in terms of forklift certification application.

I am glad I learned the stuff and became familiar with it. I never had any regret of the suffering about forklift certification. Now, I am sharing it with you so that you won't haggle.

I am Michael Blair, a forklift trainer, I provide training and certification to many of the companies in California and Oregon states. With 20 years experience in the industry, I know many of you may say that I am a veteran, but no! Everyday is a learning process which I strive to learn and learn more about forklift training and lecturing.

I've been cited as one of the best trainer in the state of California. But I never boast it to anyone, because being a trainer is dedication. A long-term commitment for my self and the society. By becoming a teacher demands dedication to the job. I do not look up for money, but rather happiness comes from the success I see from my previous students.

So, I am welcoming you to my website, I will give you important tutorials and information about forklift certification.