FORKLIFT OPERATOR RECERTIFICATION SYSTEM

Computer software for Windows


Comparative summary

OLD WAY: Refresher training was a "classroom only" review of initial new operator training.

PROBLEMS:

  1. Costly - 8 hours of lost production time per operator
  2. Effectiveness - Unknown. No assurance of safety or skills retention.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

BENEFITS:

  1. Effective - Individual operator performance data is generated.
  2. Precise - Computer scoring is objective and consistent.
  3. Less Costly - Operators receive only training needed. Less time off job.
  4. Effective - New skills must be demonstrated before re-certification.
  5. Efficient - Only deficiencies are attended. Safe and skilled operators are re-certified.
  6. Attitude - Operator respect and support for system is motivated. Certification becomes a matter of pride.
  7. Compliance - All aspects of OSHA voluntary guidelines are attended.
  8. 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)

Tactics:

Benefits: (Operator)

Benefits: (Employer)

TIME BASED JUSTIFICATION

  1. Simulate actual working conditions.
  2. 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
  3. Continuous Improvement
    (a) Provides baseline for comparison for each re-certification
    (b) Allows setting of realistic goals and/or ideals

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Safety Systems & Solutions, Inc.

412 Main Avenue
P.O. Box 66
Wynantskill, New York 12198
(518) 283-8228, FAX: (518) 283-3331
e-mail: info@safetysystems.com