The Importance of Hiring Skilled and Professional Forklift Drivers

Finding the right experienced and skilled professional forklift driver isn’t as easy as you may think. In fact, choosing the right candidate to be a forklift driver for your company is something that shouldn’t be taken lightly at all. It is considered a “hazardous occupation” by the Fair Labor Standards Act, and should be given all the thought and consideration it de serves.

When hiring a forklift driver, one should make sure that the driver has the basic certification and required qualifications to do the job at hand. The professionals at KB staffing are there to make sure that your forklift driver will have all that and potentially more. Keep in mind that additional certifications may be needed if the worker will be handling toxic chemicals or any other equipment or materials that could be considered dangerous. The rules set forth by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) should provide very clear reference as to what would be required.

One should also make sure that the forklift driver is capable of some amount of potentially strenuous physical activity as well. Not everything they do will be possible to lift or move with the forklift itself. So, they may be required to do a lot of lifting themselves and maybe some kneeling, crouching, or crawling in awkward positions and locations from time t o time.

KB Staffing is an innovative and rapidly growing full-service temporary and temp-to-hire staffing firm serving the areas of Lakeland, Plant City, and Winter Haven, Florida. No matter the length of the assignment, we can help you find the right qualified person for our job in a veriety of professions, including forklift drivers, warehouse operators, light industrial workers, construction crew, and more.Please feel free to contact us today for more information.

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