Questions to ask when buying a forklift

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:
  1. Analyse Current Operations
    1. Will anything be changing?  Specifically: have forklift hours increased?  Decreased? › 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

The Battle of the Engines!

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

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

Forklift Facts

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 and warehousing. The impact they have had on the efficiency › 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

New or Used Forklift Truck?

There is one question that we get asked more than any other: "Which should I buy, new or used forklift?"

WHEN TO BUY USED FORKLIFT

Right now, there are some very attractive deals on used equipment – but it’s also a very good time to buy new, so you need to be extra careful to get the best overall deal. Like buying a used car, some sellers may not want to tell you everything and repair bills could › 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

Fingertip controls

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

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

Can you afford to lose money? Or worse, lives?

WORKPLACE ACCIDENTS COST EUROPEAN BUSINESSES MORE THAN 384 MILLION EUROS EACH WEEK.

But, as companies of all shapes and sizes strive for maximum impact with minimum outlay, experts are concerned that the current focus on saving money could lead some managers to cut corners when it comes to safety: putting lives at risk.

COUNTING THE TRUE COST

A staggering 4.5 million serious accidents already occur in European workplaces annually, claiming the lives of 5,500 workers, according › Read More