The A.J. Gates co. is proud to offer many types of equipment safety training to meet the diverse needs of our Ohio clients.  We offer both Operator Training and Train the Trainer, giving you many choices and complete flexibility with regard to the best method for your site and lifts.  Safety is built into our culture, we don’t just sell, service and rent equipment, we can help your site learn to use it more safely and productively. Contact us today!

Forklift (Powered Industrial Truck) Training

On average in the U.S. there are around 85 forklift deaths and 96,000 injuries.  1 in every 6 workplace deaths in the U.S. is related to a forklift.  We can help ensure your operators are properly trained and aware of the many dangers they’ll face on a daily basis.

Forklift Operator Training

We offer comprehensive forklift operator safety training classes, they are conducted at your site and on your forklifts as required by OSHA. Our program consists of both classroom learning and actual hands on operation of the equipment in your environment..  Our courses are taught by highly trained and experienced instructors, with knowledge of many industries and types of forklifts.  We also include a free site survey when conducting forklift operator training at your site for the first time. This survey helps us customize our program to your site and forklifts and also helps us identify any OSHA compliance issues and help you fix them.  Our training is a huge wake up call to operators, they will NEVER look at a forklift the same way again after taking our class.

Forklift Train the Trainer

For companies with many forklift operators, multiple shifts, high turnover, complex operations or unique equipment, training an in-house forklift trainer may be a less costly and more flexible option than forklift operator training.  We have the best Forklift Train the Trainer in the Midwest and one of the best in the U.S.  This two day class is offered in person and remote by ZOOM each month and we also offer custom on site forklift trainer’s classes for companies needing 4 or more trainers.  Our forklift train the trainer class is different than most other trainer’s classes.  We take the time to do it right, trainers are assigned homework and they must work and EARN their right to be called a forklift trainer.  We also don’t put an expiration date on your forklift trainers, meaning they can serve your needs for many years to come.

Mobile Elevating Work Platform (Scissor and boom lift) Training

Many sites use MEWP’s to raise people for working at heights.  Tip overs, falls, collisions and electrocutions are the most common causes of injuries and death.  Over 85% of MEWP deaths are related to operator error, making training even more important.  The rules for these vehicles were updated in June of 2020, be sure your staff is in compliance today.

MEWP Operator Training

Our MEWP operator training consists of classroom training, as well as hands on evaluations. We cover specifics related to both scissor lifts and boom lifts, which are very different. Our training also covers how to conduct a pre operational inspection of the vehicles and the work site, looking to identify any possible hazards.  We review fall protection as it applies to both scissor and boom lifts.  The training includes a site survey prior to the training, which helps identify what topics should be covered at your site and to help identify any OSHA compliance issues related to MEWP’s

MEWP Train the Trainer

For companies with many MEWP operators, multiple shifts, high turnover, complex operations or unique equipment, training an in-house MEWP trainer may be a less costly and more flexible option than MEWP operator training.  Our full day MEWP trainer’s class, helps prepare your instructors to train on both scissor and boom lifts. We also cover the ANSI updates from June 2020, so your trainers get the most current instruction possible. Classes are offered in person and remote by ZOOM on a monthly basis and group classes of 4 or more can be scheduled at your site around your busy schedule.

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