To be safe, a fork lift truck needs three things: to be right for the job, to be well looked-after, and to be checked thoroughly before use. Things to do…
Survey Your Sites and Choose the Right Trucks
Different working environments require different trucks
. The design, for instance, warehouse equipment like reach trucks and stackers means they’re not appropriate for outdoor use. Counterbalance trucks are, but only really on smooth and level surfaces. And ventilation is important when using › Read More
Creating a safer site environment in which your trucks and people work, is imperative and is a big factor in eliminating risk. Here are the main elements to consider.
Remove Layout and Design Risks
- Try and segregate pedestrians and trucks as much as possible, and make sure any crossing points are clear and well signposted
- Similarly aisles should be wide, free of obstacles and ideally one-way
- Consider speed and the use of wall-mounted mirrors to enhance visibility
- Minimize the › Read More
A fork lift truck is only as safe as the person using it. For this reason the safety awareness of your operators is critical. Things to do…
Identify and Carry Out Training It is imperative you do this for ALL Operators… and, ideally, colleagues who work around them too.
It’s important that your fork lift operators – even if they only use a truck occasionally – are trained by properly qualified instructors with current qualifications. This can be either an Accredited Instructor › Read More
Here at Welfaux
, we take forklift safety very seriously and periodically share articles on how you can make sure that your workplace is safe too. We’re proud to say we’re a part of Fork Lift Truck Association
and they provide in-depth standards and practises to keep your organisation safe. So be like us and equip your managers or supervisors with this information and the rest will follow. Things to do…
Choose a Fork Lift Safety Champion
Your fork › Read More
Video didn’t kill the forklift star, but it is killing some employers trust in its employee’s. There is an abundance of forklift videos online – accidents, safety tutorials, and day-to-day truck operation. What is worrying, however, is the increasing number of videos where fork trucks are being driven badly or simply abused. Suddenly forklift safety becomes a distant thought. Here we discuss the pros and cons of the online video age.
With around 95% of phones now › Read More
WHY FORKLIFT PROS PUT VISIBILITY FIRST…
When it comes to purchasing a new truck, it is operator visibility that tops most forklift buyers’ wish lists. Indeed, in a recent pan-European study, 62 percent of respondents named operator visibility as the most critical factor in their truck buying decision – ahead of reliability, stability and operating costs.
And for good reason, too. During forklift operations, operators rely on their vision to gather › Read More
…and your conscience will definitely be cleaner when you realise that having a forklift truck with a clean engine is good for the environment. plus, it’s better for your total cost of ownership too!
Demand for lower vehicle emissions and higher fuel efficiency in the automotive industry has drifted over other motive industries. And, industrial lift trucks are no exception. Besides market demand also (European) regulations influenced the development of the modern industrial engines. But having a clean engine could › Read More