Forklift Training Goes Virtual

Date posted: Oct 17, 2018   Author: Daikin North America  

Recently, the Daikin Texas Technology Park launched a Forklift-Simulator device which utilizes virtual reality software to teach employees how to operate a forklift.

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Recently, the Daikin Texas Technology Park launched a Forklift-Simulator device which utilizes virtual reality software to teach employees how to operate a forklift. Forklift training is important because employees who operate forklifts without proper training pose a danger to themselves and those working around them. One of the greatest benefits the Forklift-Simulator provides is the ability to prepare employees for a wide variety of situations while reducing safety risks. Another key benefit of the forklift simulator is that we are able to transition employees without any prior forklift experience into the role of a forklift operator. Prior to the installation of the Forklift-Simulator, only employees with previous forklift experience were able to apply for the role, limiting the number of opportunities available to our employees. As an important component in the materials handling and distribution process, the forklift operator position is in high-demand, and we’re excited to open this career path to more of our employees!