When a new person comes onto your team, you will need to make sure that they are qualified to operate a forklift up to your company’s standards. To do that, you’ll need to teach them how. Your forklift trainer is the person who will be doing that. Since they take such an active role in each of your employee’s forklift operational training, what they teach becomes the basis of your company’s entire forklift operation. Your forklift trainer is also the one who motivates workers to meet or exceed safety goals and makes sure that any unsafe practices are addressed in a timely manner. Needless to say, they are pretty important. Maintaining your own forklift trainer on your work site allows you more control over the policies that your workforce is taught. It lets you hold your trainer accountable for how and what they teach, and it also offers a massive convenience for your business. No training company out there can guarantee you “hire today, train tomorrow” service, but with your own trainer, that’s exactly what you get, cutting down on a lot of wasted time.