Forklift operators are responsible for moving packages and goods around and within a facility such as storage spaces and warehouses. They are also expected to operate the forklifts with the utmost care in order to ensure safety and efficiency. After all, one simple mistake can either cause great losses for businesses or pose danger to other employees in the warehouse.
Understanding the Role of Forklift Operators
Duties and responsibilities in the day of a forklift operator include:
- Unload merchandise and materials from incoming shipments and vehicles, before stacking them neatly to assigned places.
- Look for and identify any damages
- Report any shortage or quality deficiencies in goods
- Perform inspections on machinery to determine whether they need maintenance and repair to guarantee safety
- Transport raw materials to workstations
- Keep an updated record of activity and inventory logs
- Comply with legal guidelines as well as company policies, rules, and regulations.
- Maintain a safe and orderly environment within the facility
Benefits of Hiring Forklift Operators
Forklift operators are an essential part of businesses that deal with large shipments of inventory. By hiring forklift operators, businesses are able to stock their inventory neatly in their warehouse to make the most out of available space within the warehouse.
Experience is king when it comes to a role like forklift operators. Here at General Workforce, most of our forklift operators have accumulated a wealth of experience in operating a variety of different forklifts for clients.
Although our forklift operators have experience in handling and operating forklifts, we make additional efforts to continuously send them for forklift training as well as refresher courses to ensure that their skills stay up to date and that they know how to operate new versions of forklifts. After all, the design and functions of forklifts have come a long way since they were introduced.
We send our forklift operators on frequent training because we know how costly a mistake can be, with serious injuries and even fatalities, as well as damage to goods and machinery. Accidents in forklift operations rank amongst the top 10 of all Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) citations.
How Our Forklift Operator Staffing Specialists Can Help
Over the years, General Workforce has engaged and recruited a large number of forklift operators and we know how to identify the best ones that will get the job done for our clients. Throughout the project, we maintain a clear three-way communication between us, the client, as well as the forklift operator to ensure a smooth and successful project.
Why Choose General Workforce?
Whether you are on the lookout for forklift operators or other warehousing staff, General Workforce has got you covered. All of our staff undergo frequent training to not only ensure that they are well trained, but also to ensure that they know the steps to take for safe operations. After all, individuals working in the vicinity of forklifts need to understand the safety protocols as well to stay safe.