Category: Forklift Safety

How can YOU Benefit from a FLTA Audit?

Member Audit

How can you benefit from a FLTA Audit? The FLTA audit is designed to ensure that Full Dealer Members are legislatively compliant and are otherwise engaged in best practice. Even where legislation may not apply. A lot of companies can rent or sell you a fork lift truck. And all of them will probably tell you that they’re the best (we actually are!). But few, if any, can back that up with solid evidence. However, by being a › Read More

How to Operate a Hand Pallet Trucks Safely

When we talk about safety within materials handling we are not just referring to powered equipment. Manual equipment such as hand pallet trucks can also provide a risk to safety. So, we wanted to give you some advice and tips on how best to operate a hand pallet trucks safely.

Pre-operational checks

  1. Visually inspect the hand pallet trucks for damage or cracks.
  2. Raise the forks to check the hydraulic pump is in working order. Do this by pressing › Read More

Benefit from a regular materials handling site survey

Regular site surveys can help prevent accidents, improve productivity and save money

In such uncertain times, optimising resources is essential – whatever your industry. Storage, handling and distribution account for as much as 90% of a total production cycle. So, 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. Plus, more importantly, spot opportunities for maximising efficiency To get the › Read More

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