Forklift Certification | Portland, OR
Having highly trained forklift operators increases your productivity and reduces accidents and facility/product damage.
For the best corporate training programs in the business, call Raymond West at (800) 675-2500.
Raymond West features a full line of lift truck corporate education options for your organization, including operator, pedestrian and technician trainings. We feature one of the most comprehensive training programs in Portland and can accommodate both online and onsite classes.
OSHA Forklift Certification
As stated in section 1910.178(i)(6) of OSHA’s Powered Industrial Trucks standard, all employees that operate a forklift or motorized pallet truck must be fully trained, tested and certified as a requirement to operate that specific equipment. Moreover, those workers must be recertified every 3 years, or in the event of an accident, job deficiency or equipment change.
Forklift Operator Training
Finding and training a good team can be a challenge, particularly in the material handling industry which has been dealing with a shortage of qualified workers for many years. Providing high quality training can substantially improve retention, recruitment and morale. Safety on the Move®, Raymond’s next generation lift truck operator training program, has supported countless organizations in their effort to protect their workers, trucks, and products since its introduction.
When you train your forklift operators in the right way you can amplify your efficiency and productivity throughout every workday. Operators that are highly knowledgeable about their equipment tend to take more interest in proper maintenance. Disciplined teams also have less frequent accidents, resulting in less damage to your equipment, facilities, product and racks.
In any warehouse environment, all employees need to be vigilant all the time, not just the forklift operators. With that objective, Raymond has developed a lift truck pedestrian course that will ensure your workers are highly conscious of their surroundings. Raymond's Steps To Safety™: Pedestrian Safety in a Material Handling Environment program allows organizations to teach all warehouse workers how to take accountability in active forklift operations to maintain productive and safety conscious surroundings. In this course, warehouse pedestrians learn to be aware of their surroundings, visual signaling, and optimal strategies to prevent safety incidents and bodily harm.
The Steps To Safety program is the result of repeated requests for help from Raymond customers for a corporate training package that dealt specifically with pedestrians. Steps To Safety encourages the application of the principles detailed in the course to specific business environments and material handling processes.
The program can be used as a supplement to Raymond's lift truck operator training course, Safety On The Move or as a standalone training. The coursework can be facilitated by a local Raymond Sales and Service Center expert or by a qualified trainer within your company.
Virtual Reality Forklift Simulator
As a complement to its educational content, Raymond has developed a technologically advanced Virtual Reality Simulator, featuring state-of-the-art VR technology to help you cultivate more confident, productive forklift operators.
The simulator positions users on an actual Raymond lift truck in a very convincing virtual warehouse. Using VR devices, trainees can get continuous feedback while experiencing convincing “real world” challenges.
Forklift Technician Training
In addition to pedestrian and operator trainings, we offer ongoing courses for your in-house technicians. Our trainings will keep your team up to date on the latest technologies, tools, and techniques for maintenance and repair. Customer Technician Courses can be set up at your facility, your local Raymond Sales and Service Center or Raymond’s corporate headquarters.
Forklift Training Near Me
To get more information about lift truck training options for your organization, contact a local Raymond West expert now.
Raymond's Portland service operation includes all of Western Oregon and Southwest Washington, including Portland, Beaverton, Tigard, Hillsboro, Forest Grove, Sherwood, Tualatin, Wilsonville, Oregon City, Gladstone, Clackamas, Milwaukie, Happy Valley, Gresham, Troutdale, Woodburn, Salem, Vancouver, Ridgefield, Longview, Kelso and surrounding areas.
Raymond West | Portland Forklift Dealer
3148 NE 181st Ave
Portland, OR 97230