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All Worked Up: Latest Trends In Vocational Education

Good day. My name is Alana. I have five children and eleven grandchildren! I feel young and spry, but I am reminded of my age now that my grandchildren are graduating high school and thinking about careers! As I was a university lecturer, they often ask my advice about their studies and future plans. Some of my grandchildren will go to university, but others are looking at trades since this is a growth area. I have quite a selection of information from various vocational providers and I love nothing more than poring through the options with my grandkids. I am on all the mailing lists and I get information about new courses all the time! It occurred to me that there would many people out there who wish to keep up to date about choices in vocational education. I hope this blog helps in that regard. Happy browsing!

Tips to Help You Make the Most of Your Forklift Training Course

23 April 2018
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If you want to operate a forklift for work, you need to become certified. Although you will take a test and get certified through the Work Safe agency in your state, you typically have to complete the training through a trade school that offers special courses on forklift operation. Here are some tips to help you with your studies. Consider Enrolling in an Online Course You may want to opt for an online course. Read More …

Forklift Stability: 3 Concepts All Operators Need to Understand

6 July 2017
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Forklift instability is one the leading causes of accidents relating to these lift vehicles. Trainers therefore emphasise the importance of making sure that the forklift is stable at all times when one is operating it. This article discusses three key concepts that impact on the stability of a forklift. The Fulcrum Point The fulcrum point on a forklift are the front wheels. Those wheels act as a support to keep any load that is being carried stable. Read More …

Safe Driving Tips For Newbie Heavy Rigid (HR) Truck Drivers

8 September 2016
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Safe driving is something you will be taught in the training school. However, you are likely to forget these skills over time. Being a defensive or safe HR truck driver actually requires regular driving, and being your first time on the road without an instructor, you may not have all the skills you need at your fingertips. For this reason, here are some defensive or safe heavy rigid truck driving tips you need to remember to ensure your own safety as well as the safety of other drivers on the road. Read More …

Why Heavy-Duty Commercial Truck Drivers Should Possess High Risk Licences

4 December 2015
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Driving heavy-duty commercial trucks is a risky job since the occurrence of road accidents is quite a frequent phenomenon. For that reason, you need to employ commercial drivers who are licensed to work in high risk trucking environments. The following points will help explain the benefits of doing so. Reduce occurrence of road accidents. When commercial drivers fail to secure heavy or dangerous loads onto their vehicles, the loads can fall from the back of the trucks and possibly injure other road users, such as pedestrians and motorists. Read More …