Motorized Pallet Jacks: Safe Operation - DVD Training

Item #: 38327

Provides training regarding the safe operation and dangers of the two most common types of motorized pallet jack trucks: “walkies” and “walkie-riders."

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Product Details
  • Helps meet the requirements of OSHA’s Powered Industrial Trucks Standard 1910.178(l)
  • Takes a unique but practicable approach by focusing on the motorized pallet jack's use from the start of the work day until the end – including the potential dangers and hazards that operators face along the way
  • The Motorized Pallet Jacks: Safe Operation training program covers:
    • The two most common types of motorized pallet jacks and their controls
      • "Walkies"
      • "Walkie-Riders"
    • Load and lift capacities
    • Common pallet jacks accidents
    • Safe operating procedures
      • Pre-use inspection tips
      • Picking up a load
      • Traveling with a load
      • Navigating on ramps and inclines
      • Maneuvering in tight spaces
      • Delivering a load
      • Parking safety
      • End of the day procedures
    • Ready-to-use training program includes several components
    • Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired

Program Components

  • (1) 20-minute video - Features the latest video techniques and state-of-the-art graphics designed to keep employees engaged allowing for better retention of the information being presented to them.
  • (1) Trainer Guide - Product Codes: 38923 (826-H) - A resource for trainers that supplies background information on pallet jacks, training objectives, tried and true training methods, and an overview of the training information covered in the program.
  • (1) Trainer Tools CD-ROM (not sold separately) - Features a PowerPoint® presentation, clipart, a training log, and a certificate of completion that can be personalized and printed for each employee who completes the training. Also includes a series of learning activities representing "real world" situations that motorized pallet jacks operators face every day. The learning activities will help bridge the gap between classroom and hands-on training and will help operators become mindful of safe operating procedures and potential dangers.
  • (11) Operator Handbooks - Product Codes 38925 (827-H) - This 18-page reference reinforces training. It summarizes the material covered in the video in an easy-to-read bullet format that employees can reference on a daily basis. Also contains a receipt page and a 10-question quiz.
  • (1) Awareness Poster - Product Codes: 39454 (726-K -P) - Provides a daily reminder of the importance of operating a motorized pallet jack safely and the potential consequences if operators are not properly trained or if the pallet jack is misused. Full-color.

DVD Main Menu

  • Play Program - Plays entire main program (running time: 20 minutes)
  • Chapter Selections – Allows easy access to specific subtopics for more focused training
    • Introduction
    • Importance of Training
      • Motorized pallet jacks are just as numerous and pose the same kinds of hazards that forklifts do
      • Consequences if they’re misused or not operated properly
      • Operators need to be trained on the specific type of powered industrial truck they operate. If an operator is trained and certified to operate a forklift it doesn’t mean they’re automatically qualified to operate a motorized pallet jack
    • Operations and Controls
      • There are many different models of motorized pallet jacks offered by many different manufacturers
      • Most common models used in workplaces are “walkie” or “walkie-rider” models
      • Lift height and weight capacity vary by manufacturer and model but most can lift a load as high as 6 inches off the ground and can carry as much as 8,000 lbs
      • Steering handle regulates the lift, lower, speed, direction and braking
      • Common differences among manufacturers and models include:
        • Where the controls are located
        • How high the carriage can lift
        • Load capacity
      • It’s important that each operator be properly trained on the specific model they are about to use
    • Accidents
      • Most accidents are the result of an operator not following safe operating procedures or being unfamiliar with the controls of a specific model of pallet jack. Reported accidents include:
        • Pedestrians getting caught between the pallet jack and a fixed object
        • Pedestrians having their feet or toes run over
        • Pedestrians hit by a falling load (due to an unsecured load and/or too fast turn)
        • Operators engaging in horseplay such as riding on a walkie pallet jack
        • Operators are crushed or even killed by a pallet jack that rolls off the edge of a ramp or loading dock
    • Safe Operating Procedures
      • Pre-Use Inspection: The importance of inspecting the pallet jack prior to each use to ensure that any defects are reported and fixed before it is used
      • Getting a Load: Proper techniques on approaching and securing a load
      • Traveling with a Load: The “do’s” and “don’ts” when traveling with a load including safe travel heights, proper sight lines, correct hand positions on the controls, negotiating intersections, safe turning, and more
      • Navigating on ramps and inclines
      • Maneuvering in tight spaces
      • Delivering a Load: Safe operating techniques such as coming to a complete stop before lowering the load and making sure the forks are completely lowered before pulling out
      • Parking: Rules and what steps to follow when parking a pallet jack
      • End of Shift: Proper procedures for shutting down and storing a pallet jack for the next day’s use
    • Conclusion
  • Bonus Materials - Total running time: approximately 32 minutes
    • Review: Safe Operating Procedures (Running time: 7 minutes)
    • Quiz (Running time: 10 minutes)
    • Note to Trainers (Running time: 5 minutes)
    • Previews:
      • The Forklift Workshop (15900) (Running time: 5 minutes)
      • Ultimate HPC: Forklifts (28124) (Running time: 5 minutes)