When deciding which of your employees you want to take part in our train the trainer course, it’s important to keep in mind a few characteristics that make someone a good forklift operator trainer. You’ll want to consider this choice carefully. After all, this is the person who is going to be training all of your operators from this point forward, so you will need to make sure that they are knowledgeable, capable, and safety-minded, or before you know it, your entire staff won’t be. A good trainer is usually someone who:
- Wants to be a trainer. It’s no good for anyone to try and force someone into a role that they’d rather not perform.
- Has good people skills
- Communicates well
- Has an impeccable safety record
- Is loyal to your company
- Is organized
- Will not be afraid to confront and correct unsafe behaviors
- Has basic computer and public speaking skills
- Like to teach
Keep an eye out for people like this in your workforce- they could end up being invaluable to you!