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Forklift Safety: Dynamics and Balance Training Course

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Enhance forklift safety by mastering stability principles, optimal load distribution, and heightened situational awareness.

10 minutes   |   SKU: EOL-1002G    |    Language(s): EN / ES / FR    |    Produced 2023

SKU:

EOL-1002G

Language(s):

EN / ES / FR

Updated:

2023

Length

10 minutes

Training Objectives

Understand the fundamentals of the Stability Triangle and Stability Pyramid.
Learn to anticipate and adjust for shifts in a forklift's center of gravity.
Enhance stability through strategic load placement and weight distribution.
Manage dynamic stability while navigating slopes or making quick movements.
Develop awareness of situational factors that can impact forklift stability.

Course Overview

Forklift operation is about more than just moving goods from A to B. It's a complex interplay of physics, engineering, and human skill. When it comes to operating a forklift, physics is as important as the mechanics. In this course, we’ll dive into the complex world of forklift operation, focusing on stability principles that are often overlooked but essential for safe and effective use.

While forklifts may appear straightforward, their safe operation requires an understanding of foundational concepts like the Stability Triangle, Stability Pyramid, and Dynamic Stability. Errors in the application of these principles can result in catastrophic accidents, including tip-overs, load drops, and even collisions.

Are you confident in your ability to maintain a forklift’s center of gravity? Do you know how the height and weight of a load affect your machine's balance? What about the nuances of operating on an incline or during sudden movements?

Employers are obligated under OSHA standard CFR 29 1910.178 to train forklift operators in all aspects of operation, including stability and safety. This course breaks down the essential concepts you need to know, from the basics of static stability to the complexities of dynamic conditions. Learn how to anticipate and adjust for shifts in the center of gravity, how to operate safely on slopes, and how to maintain situational awareness in busy or confined environments.

Whether you work in a warehouse, a construction site, or any industry where forklifts are indispensable, this course is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills to operate forklifts safely and efficiently. From logistics professionals to construction workers, if you work with or around forklifts, this training is for you!

This program is available with Spanish and French closed captions.

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