Through immersive warehouse scenarios, trainees are placed right in the heart of the action. Here, they will not merely learn about safety; they will master it. Next World acknowledges the need for innovative solutions to address real-world challenges, therefore this training provides comprehensive insights into the art of working safely around forklifts. By understanding the methods and potential hazards, trainees are equipped to ensure safety at every level from forklift operators to pedestrians, which aims to create a safer, more productive work environment.
Upon completion of this virtual reality course, participants will have knowledge of:
- Comprehensive Forklift Safety: In today’s dynamic industrial environment, forklifts are indispensable, but their operation must be approached with the utmost care. Traditional forklift safety training primarily targeting operators is proving insufficient in today’s workplaces, where more than 50% of forklift accidents involve pedestrians.
- A Holistic Approach: Next World’s virtual reality Working Around Forklifts training revolutionises safety training by providing a holistic approach to working around forklifts safely. Trainees gain immersive, practical experience to identify hazards, understand the dynamics of forklift operation, and ensure safety in forklift-heavy environments.
- Enhanced Pedestrian Safety: The program places a special emphasis on pedestrian safety, addressing the need for pedestrians to be well-prepared when working around forklifts. Trainees learn to identify factors contributing to safe or unsafe conditions and understand the importance of maintaining an appropriate safe distance from forklifts based on their load height and movement.
- Proactive Hazard Mitigation: Recognising potential hazards related to forklift turning and manoeuvring is crucial. The program empowers individuals to identify these hazards and adopt proactive safety measures to prevent accidents.
- Heightened Awareness: Trainees develop essential skills to stay alert and be aware of their surroundings. They learn to interpret visual and auditory cues, adding an extra layer of safety when working in close proximity to forklifts.
- Hands-on Experience: Beyond theoretical knowledge, the program provides hands-on experience in applying correct procedures and utilising personal protective equipment (PPE). This practical dimension ensures that trainees can confidently maintain their safety when working in forklift-rich environments.