“We have trialled the e-learning course with customers across a variety of industries and had a great response from taster sessions at IMHX 2019, so we’re excited for more companies to see the benefits in 2020,” said Stuart Taylor, Managing Director of Mentor FLT Training.
According to Mentor, these benefits include significant financial gains. “Accidents, damage, disruptions and the resulting costs — both tangible and intangible — can be devastating to businesses, especially under the latest sentencing guidelines,” explained Stuart. “So now, more than ever, managers need the understanding and confidence to proactively reduce risk within their operations.”
The Managing Forklift Operations e-learning course contains comprehensive content divided into five manageable modules:
• The Importance of Good Management
• How a Forklift Truck Works
• Safe and Unsafe Driving
• Safe Non-Driving
• Managing Safely
Each module includes engaging information and interactive videos, and finishes with a summary and quiz to confirm the delegate’s understanding.
Via the new online platform, training can be completed remotely, enabling managers and supervisors to fit training around their daily schedules and deadlines.
“We’ve found that people in managerial roles often struggle to find time to arrange and attend an off-site course, away from their post for a full day,” explained Stuart Taylor.
“But it’s vital that they can easily access suitable training — not just because it’s a legal requirement, but because it helps them reduce risk and boost productivity as a result. We wanted to make training for managers as convenient as possible, and by introducing an online solution, they can train at a pace, and place, that suits them.
“Managers and supervisors are instrumental in ensuring that forklift operators and those who work alongside forklifts follow company policies and stay safe. They must be able to identify bad practice, rectify it and ensure bad habits don’t take root. To do so, they need access to the relevant training, and we believe that our Managing Forklift Operators e-learning course is the cost-efficient, forward-thinking format that businesses have been missing.”