With Storm Ciara and Storm Dennis battering the UK in recent weeks, it is vital for forklift operators to be mindful of how to operate their machinery safely in the rain. Our few simple tips could make all the difference in keeping both your forklift and yourself safe. Is Your Electric Forklift Suitable for Wet Weather? It may not naturally occur to you, but some forklifts may not be suitable for the rain. Some › Read More
How can modern technology help the forklift driver work better?Just like modern cars, modern forklift trucks are also increasingly equipped with electronic tools that make the truck work more efficient and safer. What the Blind Spot Monitor, Lane Departure Alert and Pro-Collision System are in road traffic, features like Intelligent Curve Control, Sensitive Drive System, 360 Degree Steering and Auto Fork Levelling are helping the forklift driver. Today, we hardly come across too long braking distances due › Read More
IS BUYING AN EXTENDED WARRANTY A SENSIBLE SAFEGUARD OR A WASTE OF CASH? HERE ARE SEVEN ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS TO ASK WHEN MAKING YOUR CHOICE.
Do you like taking risks? At some time most of us have played the lottery or placed a bet on the outcome of a sporting event. But would you do the same with your day-to-day business? Above: Mitsubishi five year Extended Powertrain Warranty. Look closely › Read More
ELECTRIC VS IC ENGINE FORKLIFTS: THE CONTINUOUS BATTLEThere’s a battle raging between electric and IC engine forklifts, but which side will you choose? Just a few years ago, the choice was simple. But the latest developments in electrics make it a much tougher decision. While many lift truck manufacturers are emphasising the benefits of electric, at Welfaux we understand the real value from weighing up the options. After all, it’s the only way to ensure › Read More
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
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.
RSIRSI 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
ATTACHMENTS ‘SAVE BILLIONS’ FOR BUSINESS
Businesses could "save billions" by fitting attachments to their forklift trucks, according to materials handling experts. In one European industry, for example, businesses are – on average – saving as much as 600,000 Euros each in stock damage alone. Fork Lift Briefing spoke to Carlo Fallarini, sales and marketing director of Bolzoni Auramo, one of the world’s leading supplier of forklift attachments, to find out more about how attachments could help your business. › Read More