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Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin

Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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Since our opening in 1985, Fairchild Equipment has expanded to multiple locations across the Midwest, including Menomonee Falls, which proudly serves the Milwaukee area. As a reliable new and used materials handling dealer, we form lasting partnerships with our customers.
Menomonee Falls Equipment & Services
  • New Equipment
  • Used Equipment
  • Parts
  • Rental Equipment
  • Service & Maintenance
  • Forklift Operator Training

For over 30 years, we’ve provided companies in diverse industries with the right equipment and customized solutions.


We’re an official Hyster forklift dealer and carry an extensive inventory of new and used materials handling equipment from Hyster and Yale. As part of our commitment to integrity, all our used equipment is thoroughly tested to make sure it’s running to its maximum capability. Discover our wide array of used inventory including used skid steers for sale in Wisconsin, and used electric or internal combustion Hyster forklifts. Our reliable used forklifts for sale in Wisconsin are capable of handling various terrains and very narrow aisles.


For short-term requirements, our inventory of new and used forklifts and construction equipment is available for rent. If your Milwaukee area project requires a Hyster forklift rental to round out your fleet for a day, week, month, or season, we maintain a complete fleet of used Hyster lift trucks and other materials handling equipment to get the job done.


In need of repairs? Our certified service technicians are capable of efficient forklift service and repair with their detailed knowledge of materials handling equipment. Emergency repairs and routine maintenance are available in our shop or on the job if you are in need of immediate assistance. We also offer service plans to ensure your forklift inventory always runs smoothly.

As a comprehensive materials handling dealer, we provide customized solutions for businesses including warehouse design, fleet management, and forklift operator training programs. Our forklift operator training programs are accessible for all skill levels so every member of your team can be certified to safely operate equipment.

Our respectable, experienced support team is here to find you the materials handling equipment best suited for your operation’s needs. We support our customers in Menomonee Falls and the greater Milwaukee, Wisconsin area with comprehensive materials handling equipment sales, rentals, service, and training.


Training & Safety Part 1 - Operator Training

The Subject of Safety and Training

In the days that are leading up to National Safety Month, there are many aspects that we’ll be talking about. These subjects will help prepare you for a multitude of situations when it comes to safety. Did you know that National Forklift Safety day is June 13th? So, how can we know for sure that we’re being safe in our workplace? One answer is proper training.

Not only is training important to operate powered industrial trucks and heavy equipment it, along with certification, is required by OSHA for employees who will be driving forklifts.1 Additionally, recertification of forklift operator training is required every three years or after any incident involving a forklift; and for a good reason. Equipment and standards can change rapidly, so it’s imperative that operators are up-to-date on the latest training and safety available.

What is Training Designed To Do?

Operator training is specifically designed to apply a hands-on approach to learning the basics about forklifts and safety of the equipment and in the workplace. Forklift operators will learn an array of topics for basic lift truck stability, proper load handling techniques, proper inspection before operation, charging and fueling procedures, identifying lift trucks by class and how to determine lift truck capacity. Did you know that a forklift is actually more stable when it is loaded than when it is empty? Operator training will teach you why.  

One of the biggest aspects of operator training is the pre-operator inspection. A daily inspection is a required component enforced by OSHA before the forklift can go into service.2 Additional requirements for completing pre-operation inspections pertain to applications that use forklifts in 24/7 facilities, and OSHA says that trucks must be examined after each shift in this scenario.3 These inspections are not just required, but are essential in identifying problems before they occur. The intention of the inspection is to keep the operator working in the safest possible workplace environment and help preserve integrity of the equipment.

Classes for forklift operator training are usually pre-scheduled, but most training departments are flexible and can work with your schedule, especially for large group classes. Additional resources are typically available for additional costs (like DVDs and books), but are great resources to keep on-hand. And if you ever have any questions, there is no harm in asking a professional who will either supply you with an answer or help you locate an expert who can.

Operator training for other types of equipment isn’t necessarily required by OSHA, but the more the operators are familiar with the equipment that they use, the safer they are. In-turn, operators who practice safe driving and operating minimize a business’ exposure to unnecessary incidences.

Other Equipment Training Available

Aerial equipment is another type of equipment that is typical to train operators. Scissors Lifts and Boom Lifts actually fall under two different regulations. Familiarizing your employees on aerial equipment is important. Walking an operator around the unit will help them learn and identify potential hazards to watch for when using the equipment. Learning to properly operate aerial equipment will also help the employee understand the appropriate way to maneuver the unit without endangering themselves, others or property. And lastly, and most importantly, operators will learn what kind of personal protection equipment (PPE) that is required to use when operating aerial equipment and how to wear it.

Make the first step of onboarding your new employee operator training. In some cases it will be necessary, but even if it isn’t it can enhance safety awareness, promote proper operation of equipment and demonstrate positive value toward your employee.

Do you have a lot of turnover in your organization? Getting someone within your organization certified to train new operators can be a solution to some cost savings and compliance. Usually, a Train-the-Trainer class for one or more employees can solve this concern. And again, empowering your employees with job preparedness can make a significant impact.  

Fairchild Equipment can offer an array of training services which include comprehensive operator training or train-the-trainer training. Make sure to find the next available training date and schedule you or your employees today. When it comes to safety, you have to start somewhere and operator training can be your stepping stone.

Register online and schedule your operator training or train the trainer session. Or call us today 844-432-4724 to answer questions or talk to someone about training.