Standing desks are all the rage now in today’s workplace. While many people who have standing desks hardly use them (a statistical assumption!), they’re a great addition to any office. They’re also brilliant for allowing you to stretch your legs every once in a while! There are also proven health benefits of not sitting down throughout an entire work shift, too. But choosing between a stand-up forklift
and sit-down forklift
is about more than › Read More
ELECTRIC VS IC ENGINE FORKLIFTS: THE CONTINUOUS BATTLE
There’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
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
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 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
Is buying an intelligent charger worth the outlay? Do cheap batteries save money in the long run?
The importance of optimum battery life for your application and ensuring it’s matched with the right charger becomes easily overlooked when looking at the prices of them. It’s human nature to want to go for the cheaper price. However, if you have a poor match, it can dramatically shorten the life of the battery. But a good battery and charger union could › Read More