Prudent heavy equipment operators who are seeking employment know that it’s in their best interest to only apply to work at organizations that prioritize worker safety.
Accordingly, workers on the factory floor, warehouse, construction site and so on will keep an eye on how well the equipment is maintained and what kind of security protocols are in place. What kind of safety training occurs during their onboarding process as new recruits? How serious are other members of their team about maintaining a safe working environment?
They will also be on the lookout for signs in their shop indicating how many days it has been since the last onsite injury. One of your priorities will be to keep the runny tally of “zero” injuries going for as long as possible.
Putting Yourself in the Mindset of a Heavy Industrial Equipment Operator
Whether your business relies on forklift operators, excavators, mobile cranes or other heavy industrial equipment, you and fellow stakeholders know the importance of preparing each member of the team to follow best practices. Doing so helps you to cultivate a company culture that emphasizes “Safety First”.
Consider the point of view of potential job applicants possessing the industrial equipment training and certification your company requires. They would prefer to devote their time and talent to a company that strives to keep them safe from harm on the job. Not only are they self-motivated to find a safe workplace, they may feel pressure from their family to avoid a company that has a poor reputation for safety.
If they hear it through the grapevine that workers are concerned by a lack of safety and oversight at a company they’re considering joining, they’ll think twice before submitting a resume. And when workers read reports in the news or see negative comments about your company in social media channels, they’ll think twice before considering joining your organization.
A Safety Program Is Better for Your Bottom Line as Well as Ongoing Recruitment Efforts
Busy human resources professionals, general managers and safety coordinators alike sometimes need to move quickly to obtain help with a training program. Their search for assistance from industrial safety professionals is prompted by a recent violation of safety protocols, or after someone suffered an onsite injury.
To give potential new employees greater confidence in working at your facilities, you can explain how your organization arranges for comprehensive workplace safety training from experts, such as the team at Diamond Training Services.
Keep in mind that Diamond Training Services does not provide safety training to individual employees. We evaluate and help improve organizations’ safety programs with expertise in OSHA training. We provide training to a company’s safety trainers to train their own employees.
Our mission “is to provide the highest level of professionalism and quality training services possible for our clients when it comes to the safe and correct operation of powered industrial equipment and material handling equipment.”
Arrange for Comprehensive Safety Training for Your Organization Today
If you lack in-house expertise for guiding your employees to follow industry best practices and meet governmental regulations concerning worker safety, it’s in your best interest to work with trusted, third-party professionals who have years of experience, like the team at Diamond Training Services.
You may have questions about what’s involved in setting up and carrying out a workplace safety training program. To learn more about our approach to safety with heavy equipment and how we can help you protect your workforce, get in touch with Diamond Training Services today.