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Forklift Safety Tip: When does a forklift driver require refresher training?

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According to the WorkCover website, employers are duty-bound to ensure that their employees are provided with the information, instruction, training and supervision, which may be necessary to ensure the employees’ health and safety at work.

Employers should regularly review the training needs of their workers, especially training required by new or young workers.

Most of Absolute Forklift Training’s larger clients conduct forklift refresher training every year, or every two years. In addition to bringing operators up to speed on all current laws, refresher training also pinpoints, discusses and reports their bad driving habits. A training report on each operator can be kept on file by the employer along with a certificate to show that they have been refresher trained.

Retraining is especially important for operators who have had their license for many years. The longer an operator has been licensed, the more bad habits they have in their driving, and greater the chance of them not being familiar with current laws regarding forklifts.

When an operator has an accident, one of the things that WorkCover and the insurance company will consider is whether or not they believe the operator’s need for retraining was a cause of the accident.

Absolute Forklift Training  specialises in forklift training services in NSW and provides a wide range of training courses and licensing including forklift training, extended forklift courses, corporate onsite training, order picker training courses, maritime forklift training and high reach forklift training.

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