Whether it’s your first forklift or your 100th, you still need to buy it (or lease it). When buying a forklift, the old "kick the tyres" check, just won’t cut it. There are certain questions you need to ask that could save you hundreds, maybe even thousands of pounds. Before purchasing new equipment, most buyers go through an evaluation process that goes something like this:
- Analyse Current Operations
- Will anything be changing? Specifically: have forklift hours increased? Decreased? › 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
The forklift was developed in the early 20th century by various companies, including Clark
, which made transmissions
, and Yale & Towne Manufacturing
, which made hoists.
Since World War II, the use and development of the forklift truck have greatly expanded worldwide. Forklifts have become an indispensable piece of equipment in manufacturing
. The impact they have had on the efficiency › Read More
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.
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