Category: Forklift Safety

Revealed: your forklift truck’s most valuable component

In any forklift truck, the part that has the biggest impact on safety, performance and running costs is also the most expensive. It’s the operator.

Over the life of your forklift truck, you’ll spend more on operators’ wages than anything else – and with good reason. If your operation is going to be safe, efficient and productive, the driver is your most important investment. The first thing any forklift truck should be is a good place › Read More

Modern Technology for the Modern Forklift Driver

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

TRUCK VIBRATIONS: ARE YOU BREAKING THE LAW?

LOWERING YOUR FORKLIFT’S TRAVELLING SPEED CAN GREATLY REDUCE THE LEVEL OF BODY VIBRATIONS CREATED.

Body vibrations on forklift trucks have been a hot topic from the moment European Directive 2002/44/EC shone the spotlight on them. The big question is whether the use of damping techniques and better seats is really worthwhile? Wouldn’t it be st_0803_3_main_inline_1.jpgbetter to meet the directive another way? A recent series of on-site tests provide the › Read More

BENEFIT FROM REGULAR SITE SURVEYS

REGULAR SITE SURVEYS AND INSPECTIONS CAN HELP PREVENT ACCIDENTS, IMPROVE PRODUCTIVITY AND SAVE MONEY

In such uncertain times, optimising resources is essential – whatever your industry. With storage, handling and distribution accounting for as much as 90% of a total production cycle, streamlining operations offers opportunities for the greatest dividends. By pinpointing everything from damaged equipment to inefficiency, regular site inspections allow you to uncover potential problems. And more importantly, to spot opportunities for maximising efficiency. › Read More

Are Your Forklift Tyres Dangerous?

FORKLIFT TYRES: THE CRUCIAL TEST THAT TOO MANY COMPANIES FAIL

Your forklift’s tyres do a lot more than help your truck move around the warehouse… Unlike car tyres, those on a forklift are absolutely necessary to keep your operation stable and safe. But how do you know when a tyre becomes dangerous? And how can you stay safe for longer? Frighteningly, it’s an area where 28% of companies get it wrong: 3% of tyres are replaced › Read More

FORKLIFT WARRANTIES WITH FREE DOWNLOAD

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? forklift-warranties-5-year-seal.jpg Above: Mitsubishi five year Extended Powertrain Warranty. Look closely › Read More

ARE HAND PALLET TRUCKS PUTTING YOUR BUSINESS AT RISK?

Have you ever wondered just how safe your hand pallet trucks are? Because you might well just be breaking the official guidelines… Independent research indicates that moving a load of just 500 kg could mean you’re breaking the law. With government figures showing that using a hand pallet truck runs a much greater risk of injury than previously thought. To help you understand if your business is at risk, we’ll be exploring and explaining the legislation behind staying safe. We will also › Read More

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.

Getting › 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

THE TOP 10 FORKLIFT ACCIDENT FAILS 2017

RISKY FORKLIFT OPERATIONS COULD COST YOU YOUR TRUCKS, YOUR BUSINESS AND – WORST OF ALL – YOUR LIFE.

Top 10 forklift accident fails 2017 10: If you can’t see forward, reverse. 9: Loading bays: expect the unexpected. 8: Use your horn. 7: Secure your load. 6: If you need a ramp, get a ramp. 5: Be realistic about your load. 4: …if in doubt, take a smaller load… 3: Gradeability is ramp performance 2: Avoid improvisation. 1: Keep off the › Read More