CM Labs Simulations recently released its new Forklift Simulator Training Pack, which will allow institutions to exceed the training required and feel more comfortable with the knowledge-levels of employees.
This section of the simulator will prepare trainees for certification and teach them advanced exercises like loading a ramp. The Forklift Training Pack joins a full fleet of lifting equipment simulation training options from CM Labs.
“The forklift is the most popular piece of heavy equipment, but it’s also the one with the highest incident rates,” says Julien Richer-Lanciault, Product Manager at CM Labs.
“Because the forklift can be extremely unstable, overturns are common; in fact, it’s leading cause of fatalities involving lift trucks. With our training pack students acquire a thorough understanding of the machine’s limits so they can safely operate a forklift and avoid such hazards.”
CM Labs’ Smart Training Technology ensures accurate replication of machine instability when executing a variety of maneuvers. Similar to operating a forklift, operators experience a realistic instability when handling materials on the simulator.
Visual aids within the simulation such as the mini-map, load calculations, and stability triangle, which depicts the center of gravity of the forklift during operation, provide users with additional tools to achieve success in their training. A rear-view camera and mirrors get the trainee used to implementing situational awareness skills.
Operators learn the fundamentals such as driving around objects and inclines, aligning the forks with the pallet and handling different loads, while also being exposed to complex scenarios like entering and working in confined spaces as well as driving with and positioning a ramp.
Built-in certification exercises ensure operators receive the most comprehensive and practical training to better prepare for the real thing. Customizable scoring allows users to weight each metric for objective and standardized evaluation.