Category: Warehouse Productivity

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.

In this short report we will:

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 › 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

DRIVE UP YOUR FORKLIFT PRODUCTIVITY – NOT YOUR COSTS

Interested in boosting productivity without having to invest in the most powerful and expensive equipment? Expert rest_0808_8_main_inline_1.jpgsearchers explain the crucial factors to look out for.

To boost forklift productivity, it’s a good idea to keep an eye on the weight of the truck. If, including load, it exceeds 10% on the rear axle, your operations can work with more confidence.

Surely good acceleration and high top speeds are the deciding factors › Read More

ARE YOUR WAREHOUSE TRUCKS WORKING FOR YOU?

Need extra-flexible goods handling? Four-way reach trucks, for example, operate in four directions. These workhorses are especially suitable for long bulky goods such as boards, planks and pipes.

When it comes to picking the right warehouse truck, your choice is influenced by how much you want to lift, how high you want to lift it, how far you want to travel and how much space you have to work in. Our simple guide should help you pinpoint the › Read More

Racking up the profits

Think outside of the box…Double-deep stacking could increase, under certain conditions, storage density by as much as 25%.

Lean production is a systematic method for waste minimilisation within a manufactoring system without sacrificing productivity. ‘Lean’ also takes into consideration waste created through overburden and waste created through uneveness in workloads. But because of this new waste management system, there is mounting pressure from senior management towards ‘lean’ production that has left many responsible for materials handling › Read More

Mousetrap deaths now top workplace killer

How one simple step can avoid tragedy in your firm

Tipping accidents are confirmed as one of the biggest causes of fatal accidents in the workplace, and distressingly, in almost all of these cases, the driver was ‘mousetrapped’ between the truck and ground. Recent studies by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (OSHA) stated that being act of being ‘mousetrapped’ can cause massive trauma to the head and upper body or worse, › Read More

Storage Density: How storage racking can increase site profitability

Think outside of the box… Double-deep stacking could increase, under certain conditions, storage density by as much as 25%.

Mounting pressure from senior management towards ‘lean’ production has left many responsible for materials handling feeling themselves caught between a rock and a hard place. With fewer resources and higher demands than ever before, streamlining production is daunting (to say the least). Although no two warehouses are the same, it’s important to remember that the efficiency of almost › Read More

Are mobile phones putting your business at risk?

If driving a car while using a mobile phone is considered so risky it’s been made illegal in many countries, then how much more dangerous is it to drive a forklift truck while being distracted?

Are mobile phones putting your business at risk? Because it isn’t against the law – in many countries – to drive a forklift truck while holding a mobile, the onus is on management to take a stance. › Read More