Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. Forklift and Aerial lift safety training or operator certifications. We also do a lot of hands on driver training. All our classes are OSHA compliant and provide skills that will help workers to be safe and enhance their worth in the workplace
Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. Find someone that will truely make sure you get hands on driver training. We limit our classes to 3 students max to make sure that everyone has the necessary seat time to be safe. Most classes are only 1 or 2 students and unlike many places we do teach you to drive not just sit you on a seat for 30 minutes.
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. I wish I had know how to find Forklift University! All the other companies certify drivers after they have a job, but you need a certification in many cases to get the job!
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. We are the only forklift certification company in the area that will provide real driver training to anyone who has never driven a forklift. We work with Nevada Job Connect to help those that cannot afford the course, and we have training classes that work around our students schedules.
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. We like to prepare people to get work so they can support their families!
Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A. Why do I need to be trained to operate a forklift?
Because it is an OSHA requirement and a forklift is a very dangerous piece of equipment. Hundreds of people are killed on a forklift each year and most of those are because they are not properly trained!
Q. Do you have a favorite story from your work?
A. So many, most of them are the look on someone's face after they have mastered the driving of the equipment and they realize they are now safely trained to work on a forklift
Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?
A. I wish that prior to taking our classes, people realize that driving a lift is not like driving a car and while it looks easy, there are skills and procedures we teach to not only keep you safe but to make you more efficient.
Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?
A. We wanted to help people obtain a skill that provided a better level of income and could help hard working people move up in the work force. In addition, we wanted to make sure they were safe on the job so they could provide for their families.
Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?
A. Work with OSHA guidelines to make sure forklift safety and aerial lift safety training is current.
Q. If you have a complicated pricing system for your service, please give all the details here.
A. Not complicated, just depends on the level of experience an operator has.
Q. If you were advising someone who wanted to get into your profession, what would you suggest?
A. Learn to be empathetic with your students. Make them feel comfortable and always have their best interest in mind when you sell and when you train.