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Danny Maron: Mail order training firms?
Trainer Danny Maron is more than suspicious about online training – and says fleet operators should be too.
4 Jul 2019
Danny Maron: Time is on your side, maybe?
Pallet trucks may seem harmless, but Danny Maron warns that, like all powered equipment, they need to be approached with caution.
3 Apr 2019
Danny Maron: The need for refresher training
While initial training may be mandatory, follow-up training is seldom required under law – and that, according to Danny Marron, is a problem for all.
14 Nov 2018
Danny Maron: The Horror
Some people are just not cut out to operate forklifts, as Danny Maron discovered.
4 Jul 2018
Danny Maron: Helter Skelter
How should the proceeds of safety fines be deployed? According to Danny Maron, not the way it is being done in his home territory.
5 Apr 2018
Danny Maron: The times are a-changin’
The influx of non-English speakers from less privileged backgrounds is placing a new strain on forklift training, according to Danny Maron.
18 Oct 2017
Danny Maron: These boots were made for walking
One of these days these forklifts are gonna walk all over you, warns Danny Maron.
17 Jan 2017
Danny Maron: These boots were made for walking
One of these days these forklifts are gonna walk all over you, warns Danny Maron.
24 May 2016
Danny Maron: Money can’t buy happiness
Certification without know-how? That’s the latest phenomenon which is angering Danny Maron.
8 Oct 2015
Danny Maron: Are the monkeys really running the zoo?
Danny Maron continues to battle the clock, with employers reluctant to invest sufficient time in training.
22 Jul 2015
Danny Maron: Too little; too much
Train the trainer may be an option, but it’s not a knee-jerk solution and doesn’t make sense for everyone, according to Danny Maron.
10 Jun 2015
Danny Maron: Ignorance can be costly
There’s a difference, according to Danny Maron, between laws and customs – and it can be costly if you don’t know the difference.
31 Mar 2015
Danny Maron: And the Oscar for Best Picture goes to ...
Trainer Danny Maron goes to the movies...
2 Sep 2014
Danny Maron: You never win
Trainer Danny Maron gets "a handle" on a burning safety issue.
14 Apr 2014
Danny Maron: Ignorance is bliss
Trainer Danny Maron is surprised how often a key element in forklift training is neglected.
18 Dec 2013
Danny Maron: Carbs are the Enemy
Pedestrians remain the biggest threat to safe forklift operation, according to Danny Maron.
26 Aug 2013
Danny Maron: Preventing tipovers
Forget technology. It’s knowledge that saves lives, according to Danny Maron.
23 Apr 2013
Danny Maron: Proper operator safety training
When it comes to training, there’s one aim, according to Danny Maron: teaching drivers not to harm pedestrians.
11 Dec 2012
Danny Maron: What is proper training?
Danny Maron welcomes his government's commitment to training, but laments the poor definitions which allow trainers to get away with inferior offerings ...
26 Jun 2012
Danny Maron: C3H8
Danny Maron smells something bad in forklift training - and it centres around propane ...
3 Apr 2012
Danny Maron: Bill Please
Danny Maron discusses new safety lesiglation under discussion in his home state of Ontario in Canada...
5 Oct 2011
Danny Maron: Accountability
Not all training is equal, as Danny Maron recently discovered...
15 Sep 2011
Danny Maron: Of Heart and Soul
Danny Marron doesn't believe in short-cuts when it comes to training.
23 Mar 2011
Danny Maron: Why?
Danny Maron reminds us why refresher training is necessary.
14 Dec 2010
Danny Maron: Hiring a training consultant?
How do you decide on a training consultant. According to Danny Maron, you certainly shouldn't choose on price...
21 Sep 2010
Danny Maron: It doesn’t always add up
One part of forklift theory always presents challenges - the understanding of load centres and capacities. Unfortunately, according to Danny Maron, it is also an essential element in operator preparation.
14 Jun 2010
Danny Maron: Reversal of Fortune
Danny Maron is used to clients wanting the bare minimum, so he was pleasantly surprised with a pro-active client who wanted to get his involvement right at the beginning of the forklift driver selection process...
3 Mar 2010
Danny Maron: Can you train yourselves?
Train the trainer is gaining popularity, but Danny Maron stresses that it's important to look at who is doing the training - and whether they're capable of a thorough job.
3 Nov 2009
Danny Maron: Idealistic vs Realistic
There's a saying that you can take to a horse to water, but you can't make it drink. Similarly, we can show people the safe way of doing things, but what happens when we turn our back?
29 Sep 2009
Danny Maron: Practically speaking, of course
How can trainers sign off on candidates' abilities without a practical test?
22 Jul 2009
Danny Maron: Licensed to kill
Practical training is essential if you're serious about operator competence.
28 Apr 2009
Danny Maron: Sign on the dotted line
Whose signature should appear on training documentation - that of the trainer or someone in management?
3 Mar 2009
Danny Maron: Forgive them for what they do not know
It's hard to do refresher training when you don't know what you're building upon.
11 Nov 2008
Danny Maron: Does danger take a holiday?
Companies can't afford NOT to take training seriously - any time of the year
20 Aug 2008
Danny Maron: Bordering on bribery
It's dishonest to take money for sub-standard training, and safety should be the main concern.
2 Jul 2008
Danny Maron: How much is that doggy in the window?
Safety training is about more than the best price.
20 May 2008
Danny Maron: To be … or not to be (competent)
Competency certification is not straight-forward and it's about more than pass or fail.
12 Mar 2008



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