The Importance of Proper Training Over the Festive Period

04 Dec 2014, by Anthony in Crane Training News, Earth Moving Training News, Forklift Training News, MEWP Training News

During the Christmas period, your business will probably get more hectic than usual. Workers might struggle to keep up with production rates and customer demand during this time of year. You might think this would probably be the worst time of the year for a routine refresher forklift training program with your team. However, it might actually be your best bet and perfect time to refresh the memory of your employees. Read on to learn more.

 Why Around the Christmas Period?

As mentioned before, things can get a bit hectic around the Christmas, especially in warehouses. But when workers are being pushed to do more in the same amount of time, the pressure can truly get to them. Did you know that complacency in workers during the Christmas period causes a rise in the number of safety incidents in lots of workplaces? The fact that workers may also have their minds elsewhere and be tired themselves does not help, either. You can prevent this from happening to your business. All you need is a quick refresher training course for all your forklift operators.

How Often to Train? 

A training program like this only takes about one business day to complete. In most cases, it can be completed right in the workplace. But you may be wondering how often you should train. Our advice to you is to train each of your new employees and/or operators, as needed. However, you should also run a refresher course for all workers every few years (either every 3, 4, or 5, years). Training  can be a fantastic way break the monotony around the workplace. Remind workers about what is important. Training also keeps your workers abreast in new technology, techniques, safety precautions, and best practices.

Call Protrainers Today

Are you wanting to schedule a training session for your workplace? Do you use forklifts, cranes, or any other heavy machinery around your workplace? If so, then you may need a refresher training, especially if you have not done one in a few years or ever. Protrainers.co.uk offers a wide variety of training, from workplace safety practices to refresher courses for all sorts of machinery operators. We keep up with the newest developments in forklift operator training, safety, and more, so you do not have to. For more information about pricing and availability, give us a call today or send us an email.


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