On Tuesday, November 23, Scott Adair, Travis Manning, Ellen Makaravage and Mary Beth Lock attended onsite training to be certified in using the forklift in our Off Site Storage facility. The morning included classroom instruction where we learned about safety procedures and maintenance schedules, then was followed by a hands-on training on the forklift itself. The training was provided by Matthew Cox of Carolina Handling.

After we covered the basics of inspecting the forklift before use, navigating it close to the shelving, raising, lowering, using the horn and other basic info, we then had to try to move it from one row to the next. This was a little more challenging.

All four of us are now certified and will be hanging our certifications proudly in our offices. Certificates, suitable for framing have been promised by our trainer.