FORKLIFT OPERATOR RECERTIFICATION SYSTEM
Computer software for Windows
OLD WAY: Refresher training was a "classroom only" review of initial new operator training.
- Costly - 8 hours of lost production time per operator
- Effectiveness - Unknown. No assurance of safety or skills retention.
- Redundant -Good operators don't need retraining and are antagonized by unnecessary classroom time. No method of assuring that poor or "borderline" operators improved proficiency.
- Compliance - May be questionable. There is no indication of skills retention or individual areas of operator weakness to meet the voluntary OSHA guidelines ref. Booklet #2254.
NEW WAY: Re-certification and refresher training is based upon demonstrated operator skills.
- Effective - Individual operator performance data is generated.
- Precise - Computer scoring is objective and consistent.
- Less Costly - Operators receive only training needed. Less time off job.
- Effective - New skills must be demonstrated before re-certification.
- Efficient - Only deficiencies are attended. Safe and skilled operators are re-certified.
- Attitude - Operator respect and support for system is motivated. Certification becomes a matter of pride.
- Compliance - All aspects of OSHA voluntary guidelines are attended.
- DataBase - Special cause failures are highlighted for management attention. Common cause failures are handled within the program.
FORKLIFT EVALUATION & TRAINING DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
Objectives: (Long term)
- Eliminate unsafe behaviors (incident & accident)
- Increase retraining effectiveness
- Improve safety attitude & behaviors
- Determine presence & frequency of unsafe behaviors
- Prevent operator injury
- Reduce/control training costs
- Maintain operator skill level in control range
- Determine absolute operator norm (time over designated course)
- Penalize major/minor safety errors
- Determine "weighted" operator performance
- Determine type & frequency of safety errors
- Design retraining to focus on: skills/classroom training to bring operator into control
- Eliminate unnecessary training
- Accident/injury potential reduced
- Training for indicated needs only
- Operator knows his area of focus
- System/equipment deficiencies highlighted
- Certification more meaningful
- Assumption & subjectivity replaced with data
- Continuous improvement begins
- Operator unfamiliarity with new equipment/methods is notable
- Safety awareness is improved
- Retraining investments refines
- Loss prevention begins
- System weaknesses noted
- Special cause cases highlighted
- In-control assured
- Effective system in place
- Needless training expense eliminated
- Less training time = productivity improvement
TIME BASED JUSTIFICATION
- Simulate actual working conditions.
- Ability to determine operators familiarity with each type of machine based on:
(a) Frequency of use of a particular type of machine
(b) Job description, criteria and frequency for total use
- Continuous Improvement
(a) Provides baseline for comparison for each re-certification
(b) Allows setting of realistic goals and/or ideals
Contact Safety Systems for pricing and current availability.
Safety Systems & Solutions, Inc.
412 Main Avenue
P.O. Box 66
Wynantskill, New York 12198
(518) 283-8228, FAX: (518) 283-3331