Exclusive Training From Raymond Educates Pedestrians on Working Around Lift Trucks

Jan 25, 2010
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The Raymond Corporation introduces a new educational program — Steps To Safety™: Pedestrian Safety in a Material Handling Environment — that assists an employer in teaching pedestrians how to act responsibly in environments where lift trucks are operated.

GREENE, N.Y. — The Raymond Corporation introduces a new educational program — Steps To Safety™: Pedestrian Safety in a Material Handling Environment — that assists an employer in teaching pedestrians how to act responsibly in environments where lift trucks are operated. The training program, which includes a DVD, presentation materials with an end-of-program review, and a participant handout, can be facilitated by a local Raymond Sales and Service Center representative or by a trainer within a company.

Raymond’s Steps To Safety program is uniquely designed to target the pedestrian, rather than the lift truck operator. This information assists the pedestrian in making the right decisions when working in material handling environments. Pedestrians will gain environmental awareness and visual communication skills through segments ranging from “Being a Defensive Pedestrian” to “Thinking on Your Feet.” The program also facilitates discussion among participants about site-specific pedestrian requirements and concerns.

“In a warehouse environment, safety is everybody’s responsibility. Just as operators have to be trained on how to operate a lift truck in a warehouse, pedestrians need to know how to navigate in a warehouse where lift trucks are being used,” says Mike Angelini, manager of dealer and customer education for The Raymond Corporation. “Raymond created this new training resource after listening to our customers who were asking for help in developing employer-based pedestrian training programs.” For more information on Raymond’s Steps To Safety program or other Raymond training programs or to locate a Raymond Sales and Service Center, visit www.raymondcorp.com or call (800) 235-7200.

The Raymond Corporation is a global provider of material handling solutions that improve space utilization and productivity, with lower cost of operation and greater operator acceptance. Raymond offers the iWarehouse™ system, an enterprise fleet optimization solution for warehouse and distribution center managers to collect and analyze real-time lift truck data to maximize fleet productivity and reduce costs. High-performance, reliable, ergonomically designed Raymond® lift trucks range from a full line of manual and electric pallet trucks and walkie stackers to counterbalanced trucks, Reach-Fork® trucks, orderpickers and dual-purpose (pallet handling/case picking) Swing-Reach® trucks.

For additional information about The Raymond Corporation or to locate a Raymond Sales and Service Center, visit the company Web site at www.raymondcorp.com or call (800) 235-7200.

Above. And beyond.®, iWarehouse™, Raymond®, Reach-Fork®, Steps To Safety™, and Swing-Reach® are U.S. trademarks of The Raymond Corporation.