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Forklift Accident Kills 2 men in San Antonio - See the News Footage here!

Forklift Accident 1An earlier blog post asked if Texas had a forklift safety problem, with this new accident I would say it apears that it does. I have personally video taped workers being lifted without protection to upper levels of a construction site using a boom forklift. This accident does not supprise me, since I have seen this type of action before. 

If you are an individual or a company that is looking for quality forklift training or a train the trainer program for your company, please contact us at Forklift University, we will help you to build a quality forklift training program or come to your facility and train and certify your operators so they not only have basic forklift skills but get quality training so accidents and product damage are reduced or eliminates. 

For individuals, we now have a new location in Round Rock and we are scheduling hands on driver training classes monthly. Call us today to find out more or reserve a spot in our next forklift certification and driver training class. 

Our toll free number is 888-674-9992.

 

Forklift Safety in Texas

State of Texas While traveling around Texas the last few years and doing my best to make sure that Texas forklift and aerial lift operators are safety trained and OSHA certified, I have seen and recorded some pretty scary things from people that are either not trained or have no regard for their safety or that of their co workers.

Follow along as I post safety violations on this blog that are happening in plain sight around the state of Texas.

For those that want their workers to work safely and comply with OSHA guideline 1910.178 contact us at Forklift University by calling 888-674-9992.

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It never ceases to amaze me on how many types of businesses use forklifts and need forklift certification. As an instructor I have the opportunity to travel the country and teach forklift safety in some pretty amazing locations. Recently I was involved in forklift certification at the NFL Network, yes the on the air TV shows you watch during football season.

As it turns out, forklift are used to move TV production equipment on and off the set, they use them to setup the sets for the Superbowl each year and while most of the guys I worked with have behind the scenes jobs they all have to use the lift from time to time.

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As you can see by the pictures, we went through forklift driver evaluations just outside the set of the NFL Network. And then they let me go inside and put me on stage and even put up a graphic to make it look like I was broadcasting and talking about Adrian Peterson.nfl blog c

Forklift University has been able to work closely with production companies with a unique understanding of the special issues that may arise when working on set or working with unique situations. Some of our other entertainment industry customers include Universal Studios, The TV Show Tanked on Animal Planet, The TV Show American Home builders as well industry support companies like 4 Wall Entertainment.

So if you are a driver in Texas and you own a car, do you know where your registration is printed and mailed from? 

Forklift Training at Xerox in Austin

Well the short answer is Xerox in Austin. Yes, Xerox the document company handles the printing of all motor vehicle registration forms, and with all that paper there is a big need for forklifts. Forklift University of Texas had the opportunity to train several new forklift operators at the facility the other day. As part of their operations they hanlde very large rolls of paper, boxes and boxes of envelopes, and all other types of paper products used in the printing operation. 

Operators had to handle not only a stand up reach forklift, but an electric pallet jack and a stand up 3 wheel lift that is more like a sit down forklfit than a stand up. The saturday forklift class was setup so that production would not slow down. If your company in Austin is in need of a forklift certification class and operator evaluations or even forklift driver training, give us a call. Forklift University has been in business for over 11 years and has the quality training that OSHA expects. 

In additon to the training of the operators at Xerox, we were able to provide a Train the Trainer class allowing Xerox to do their own forklift certifications in the future. We provide all the videos, tests, manuals, supporting documentation and a comprehensive training program at your facility for companies that want a forklift or aerial lift train the trainer class. 

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