We’ve been in your shoes. We figured out all the details for certifying your forklift operators so you don’t have to.
Way back in 1991 I was a rigger. I was my own boss. I had started my business with a belief that I could tackle complex machinery moving, millwright, and
Anyway, I got lucky, found some really talented folks, and grew a nice little business. I ran DMX Group Inc. Industrial Contractors from 1991 until 2001, when
I sold the company.
At the time we had seven large forklifts ranging from 7,000 to 30,000 lbs. capacity and routinely rented lifts with a 100,000 lb. lifting ability.
So . . . in 1999 I got a letter in the mail.
It was from my liability insurance company. They wrote to inform me there was a “new” OSHA law regarding forklift operators.
The letter said: “You guys have all these forklifts and under the new OSHA law you must document training for anyone who operates any forklift. If your operator
is not “certified” under the guidelines set forth by OSHA, and they do something stupid- we’re not going to pay any claims.”
So I called my insurance guy. Yup, sure enough, OSHA has a new law. By the way it literally takes an act of congress to make a new law. Crap. Now what?
I called a guy that I rented forklifts from occasionally and asked him about this “new” law.
He said, “Sure, come on down, we’ll fix you up with an all day class and sell you the videos so YOU can train the rest of your guys how to do stuff that they’re
already really good at.” Then he kind of chocked/gargled that it was going to cost me only $1400 for this privilege.
I’m thinking, “Are you kidding me?” … my guys perform in the forklift Olympics everyday. We’re not talking about a pallet of Wheatties. I’m talking about
extremely large, extremely heavy, extremely expensive semi conductor manufacturing equipment. In a clean room no less.
I went to the all day class. Actually learned a few things and brought the kit home to “train” my guys.
The instructor said something that caught my ear, you see, the classroom portion of the requirement could be delivered via videos, DVD’s, or …. wait for it…
interactive computer learning.
Hmmmm… light bulb moment!
What about the Internet? We decided early on that we were creating a product that:
• Solves a problem
• Should be so easy to use it’s almost like taking aspirin for a headache
We created CertifyMe.net online Forklift Training
I never felt that we should try to be the everything OSHA outfit.
Instead, we try to be really good at a handful of things, and make sure one of them is great customer service.
As a matter of fact when we face above and beyond stuff for our customers, we look forward to every contact, even simple questions about the program, their
shipping status, etc. Every contact with our customers is considered yet another “customer service opportunity.”
We’re back to 1999… man this story is taking forever.
We got the online forklift operator training and certification program up, debugged and ready for action. I think it was a Friday.
About two hours later our first order came in.
Unbelievable! Our first customer had arrived. It was great. We had a product that people liked, and since 1999 it has solved a problem for thousands of companies
coast to coast. My program has been tried and tested by Fortune 500 companies, forklift operators, safety directors and OSHA field inspectors over the last 9 years.
As a direct result of this success, we are pleased to announce:
I have put together my entire online program in an easy to use forklift training kit for the company that wants to Train in house in a more traditional
environment. Enough of you asked for it and now finally . . . here it is!
I am not sure how long I am going to make these kits available. So if my program doesn’t solve YOUR problems and get you a simple and easy way to train and
certify forklift operators in house I will give you your money back.
If at anytime in the first 90 days you’re not completely satisfied simply return the kit, no questions asked and no hard feelings.
P.S. For a limited time we are putting the entire program onto a 2 gig flash drive to see if customers appreciate the simplicity of a completely portable
program. I don’t know how long these will last. So act now to get this free bonus.
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