Reduce Damage to Your Facility & Equipment

Have you ever wondered where all of those scratches on the back your forklifts originate? How about the dented guard rail or the bent track on the roll-up door?

Reduce Product Damage

Do you have pallet racks, materials, finished product, facility or equipment damage? One (often hidden) cost of a material handling system is damage, caused primarily by inadequate hazard assessment and proper training to address site and equipment requirements.

Reduce Maintenance Costs

MHS Safety Training has saved companies hundreds of thousands of dollars by eliminating bad practices and educating operators on how to properly move loads to minimize the strain on the equipment.

The Actual Causes of Damage

The developers of canned, one size fits all training programs are not addressing the actual causes of damage and abuse to your facility. Examples of these shortcomings include:

  • the flow of materials
  • differing load configurations
  • site specific requirements

The task of preventing damage requires a proactive approach by management and operators.

Common Cause

Most damage caused by the operation of lift equipment occurs during the transporting of materials and maneuvering equipment in and around a facility. In most facilities, damage frequently occurs around around storage racks, poles, walls, doors, guard rails, production equipment, lifts equipment, materials, finished product and even people. In fact, most damage occurs from about 7’ down because the lift is stopped or nearly stopped when picking or placing loads.

Material handling equipment of all types have set space operating requirements. It is imperative that every lift operator is trained and has demonstrated the skill set to pivot, right angle stack in a pick aisle and stack material in the smallest space that they will be exposed to.

Simply put, paint scratches and other damages inflicted to equipment and environments are not caused by operating the equipment in too big of space, but in a space that the operator did not have the training, skill set or control to prevent the damage.

Teaching operators the cause and effect of changing load centers on load, ground, or other condition allows the operator to judge space conditions better proactively verse reactive with negative results.