Category: Warehouse Productivity

Is Your Business In London’s Low-Emission Zone (LEZ)? Here’s How to Optimise Your Warehouse & Machinery

Navigating the LEZ while maximising efficiency and productivity can be difficult. Here are our top tips for optimising your warehouse and machinery.

  We’ve worked with a number of clients who have premises in London’s Low-Emission Zone (LEZ) to help them to optimise their warehouse and machinery to suit a low-emission environment and maximise the use of their space.    If you are in the LEZ, you don’t want to have huge, sprawling premises. It’s too › Read More

The Access Equipment You Need to Make Your Workplace Safer in 2020

Do you need to restructure your workplace to ensure new, safer practices are in place? We can help.

Some businesses may find themselves having to rethink their working practices to ensure staff are safely distanced and Covid guidelines are adhered to, whilst ensuring operations remain efficient. We can help, by providing you with efficient and reliable access equipment that allows for minimal contact and superior safety. We stock a wide range of access equipment, including › Read More

Our Top 6 Tips For Operating Your Forklift Safely in the Rain

With Storm Ciara and Storm Dennis battering the UK in recent weeks, it is vital for forklift operators to be mindful of how to operate their machinery safely in the rain. Our few simple tips could make all the difference in keeping both your forklift and yourself safe.    Is Your Electric Forklift Suitable for Wet Weather? It may not naturally occur to you, but some forklifts may not be suitable for the rain. Some › 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

MAKING ORDER PICKERS WORK FOR YOU

If you want to get more productivity from an order-picker, don’t drive faster – work smarter instead. Only by maximising the time you spend on the actual picking will output be increased. Both technical and organisational approaches can be taken to make a real difference. Various tests and measurements carried out, show that maximum driving speed has little influence on an order-picking truck’s efficiency. It doesn’t matter whether the truck can do 11 or 14 kmph if the distances covered › 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

How safe are your hand pallet trucks?

Does your company use hand pallet trucks? If so, you could easily be falling foul of the law… Independent research suggests that moving a load of just 500kg could put you the wrong side of official guidelines. Worse still, government figures confirm that anyone using a hand pallet truck runs a much greater risk of injury than previously thought.

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FIVE WAYS TO SAVE TIME AND MONEY

SHORT-SHUTTLE FORKLIFT WORK, FIVE WAYS TO SAVE TIME AND MONEY:

 

1. CONFIDENCE BOOSTS PRODUCTIVITY

In over 20 years of field research, the most important factor in forklift productivity has always been the operators’ confidence that the truck will behave as they expect. That ability to work instinctively, without hesitating or worrying over the controls, saves more time than lift speed, acceleration or any other statistic – especially when the pressure’s on. So look first and foremost for › Read More

Can You See Why Your Business is at Risk?

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 90% of the › Read More

They Say a Cleaner Engine Leads to a Cleaner Conscience

…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