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Are your Forklift Operators Licenced to Load?
Real Telematics Pty Ltd
Thursday, 16 Feb 2017 ( #808 )
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"It’s the best feeling in the world to be employed for the first time," says John Valentine, Director at Real Telematics. "Your heart beats faster and you want to dash out and spend money you don’t have yet."

The experiences differ though. You can know that you’ve had a quality education, and can virtually walk in anywhere un-challenged.  Then there are experiences where you are definitely not sure whether you will be let in the front door. Quality education is everything. It’s no different for forklift operators/drivers. That little plastic laminated card opens up their lives to the wonders of employment. Ironically however, it appears to be far easier and cheaper to obtain a Forklift Licence than a normal car licence. Generally it takes about 3 to 5 days at an approximate cost of R1 000 (USD75), whereas a normal car licence can take months and could cost a lot more in some cases. Most Forklifts are in fact much more expensive than a car and many Forklift Operators/Drivers do not have their own car licence. Yet we happily give them access to a Forklift to operate worth hundreds of thousands of Dollars, not to mention the stock values.
      
Luckily, much of this associated risk can be countered through the simple introduction of Access Control to the forklift which only allows authorised use to Drivers with Tags, to machines as specified and on condition of appropriate licensing. Real FMX already does this and also includes a Driver Licence Reminder Alert, configurable to set dates. Real FMX also offers a built-in Driver incentive Program which measures set KPI’s for drivers and then generates a Driver of the Month certificate. Believe it or not that small bit of recognition goes a long way to introducing the correct driver behaviour.



Unfortunately, cheap and nasty licensing ruins the great work done by ethical and effective Driver Training companies.  This could mean that drivers are castigated for wrong doings they might not even be aware of. For example, we received a complaint from a customer to investigate why a specific machine was showing so many Rev alerts. Surely our software must be at fault? We found this rather unusual since the software had just been tested, the machine was brand new, and the application did not justify that behaviour. On further investigation with the Driver, we found that he had been trained on a really old machine which he had to Rev a lot to get it to do anything. Naturally, this same behaviour repeated itself onsite, as he was trained to do.

Read our client testimonials HERE.

Real FMX delivers a powerful intervention tool that can control machine access, apportion accountability, and be the backbone of credible analysis. With such information at your fingertips why is it even a question?
Get Real FMX now and get your Operation the transparency it needs to have real meaningful dialogue with drivers/operators.

Real Telematics
John Valentine
P: +27 82 469 0834
E: send an email
W: www.realtelematics.com
SF: Real Telematics ShopFront

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