Friday, February 10, 2012

Safety Training Course Layout: Reverse Slalom

Activity 2/3 – REVERSE SLALOM

  • Trainer B at Position 1/2 will provide verbal instruction and direction to continue driving portion as follows:

    • Assure horn is honked prior to proceeding.

    • Walk with driver to first cone assuring driver proceeds with the first cone on their left-hand side (as illustrated in BLUE).

    • Driver will slalom through cones to Trainer A and circle the last cone.

    • Trainer A will guide Driver around last cone to assure continuation. GCC/IBT PIT Driver's Safety Training 6

    • Trainer A will continue slalom through remaining cones and continue through course to Position 3 (as illustrated in BLUE) following visual and auditory commands from Trainer B.

    • Trainer B will confirm that Driver performs STOP-HONK-GO at DOORWAY.

    • Trainer B will walk with Driver to Position 3 and STOP Driver.

    • Trainer B will confirm at STOP that emergency brake is set. (Confirm at STOP position that emergency brake is set, forks are lowered and the vehicle is neutralized and shut down for the safety of the instructor.)

      (You may want to discuss shutting down if stopped for long periods.)

    • Trainer B will provide feedback if needed.

Activity 4/5 – FORWARD SLALOM

  • Trainer B at Position 3/4 will provide verbal instruction and
    direction to continue driving portion as follows:


    • Assure horn is honked prior to proceeding.

    • Walk with driver to first cone assuring driver proceeds with the first
      cone on their right-hand side (as illustrated in RED).

    • B will confirm that Driver performs STOP-HONK-GO at DOORWAY

    • Driver will continue slalom through remaining cones and continue
      through course to Position 5 (as illustrated in RED) following visual
      and auditory commands from Trainer B).

    • Trainer B will walk with Driver to Position 5 and STOP Driver.

    • Trainer B will confirm at STOP that emergency brake is set. (Confirm at
      STOP position that emergency brake is set, forks are lowered and the vehicle is
      neutralized and shut down for the safety of the instructor.)

      (You may want to
      discuss shutting down if stopped for long periods.)

    • Trainer B will provide feedback if needed.

    • Trainer B will provide instruction on handling a load:


      • Approaching load - Make sure the forklift is square to the bin or
        rack, and is completely stopped before you start to raise the load.

      • Fork placement in skid—The driver should check and know the size
        of each skid and their forks and insert the forks as far as possible
        without breaching the opposite side

      • Fork depth in skid—Be sure you have your forks under at least 2
        thirds (2/3) of your load for stability. While the full load is best it is
        not always possible. The driver should ultimately be concerned
        with the load balance.


      • Raising load— Slowly raise the load to a safe driving height that is
        as close to the ground as possible. Never let anyone walk under a
        raised load. Always lower the load when stopped.

      • Mast tilt pick-up and drop-off.

      • When the load has reached the correct height to clear any obstructions
        or other loads tilt the mast back for stability.

      • When the load has reached the correct height to clear any
        obstructions or other loads inch forward and tilt the mast forward
        to place it.

      • Lowering load—Lower the forks enough to release the pressure on
        the pallet and back the forklift until the forks are clear.

      • Skid size – Most use standard 48" skids. The driver should always
        check skid size.

      • Travel speed with load—Drive as slow as possible, 5 MPH or less
        is suggested.

National Safety Compliance also provides training materials such as DVDs, Booklets, PowerPoints, Sample Checklist(s), etc. to aide with safety training for OSHA compliance.

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