Month: October 2018

A Thorough Examination

Are You Following Procedures and Protocols?

Estimates show that tens of thousands of people gain injuries or worse, every year due to misuse or lack of forklift training. Which is why operating a Forklift a specialist job that requires training and authoritative approval from your employer. You need to be exercising procedures and protocols and take operating any type of forklift or heavy machinery extremely seriously. To reduce accidents, you must implement and practise regular training and regulations.

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New or Used Forklift Truck?

There is one question that we get asked more than any other: "Which should I buy, new or used forklift?"

WHEN TO BUY USED FORKLIFT

Right now, there are some very attractive deals on used equipment – but it’s also a very good time to buy new, so you need to be extra careful to get the best overall deal. Like buying a used car, some sellers may not want to tell you everything and repair bills could › Read More

ENHANCE YOUR FORKLIFT SAFETY WITH THESE 3 ADD-ONS

STUDIES ACROSS EUROPE SHOW THAT THOUSANDS OF FATAL OR NEAR-FATAL ACCIDENTS ARE STILL HAPPENING EVERY YEAR IN OUR WAREHOUSES. SO HOW CAN YOU ENHANCE YOUR FORKLIFT TO MAKE IT SAFER?

Amongst other causes, visibility seems to be a major issue. With more than half of forklift accidents seriously injuring workers on foot, it’s clear that more should be done to give pedestrians better warning when a truck is getting too close. This article concentrates on what › Read More

Fingertip controls

While fatal and life-changing accidents may grab the headlines, there are longer-term injuries which affect countless forklift operators each day. Repetitive strain injuries are most associated with workers using computers or pneumatic drills, but upper limb disorders (ULD) affecting operators are costing British businesses millions of pounds each year.

RSI

RSI may not be your top consideration for a new truck. However, because these types of injury are so common, it’s worth really thinking about the ergonomics of your truck’s controls. You may think this isn’t › Read More

Can you afford to lose money? Or worse, lives?

WORKPLACE ACCIDENTS COST EUROPEAN BUSINESSES MORE THAN 384 MILLION EUROS EACH WEEK.

But, as companies of all shapes and sizes strive for maximum impact with minimum outlay, experts are concerned that the current focus on saving money could lead some managers to cut corners when it comes to safety: putting lives at risk.

COUNTING THE TRUE COST

A staggering 4.5 million serious accidents already occur in European workplaces annually, claiming the lives of 5,500 workers, according › Read More