September 03, 2014 2 Comments
A High Risk Work Licence is issued to persons who have been trained and assessed as competent to work in a class of work defined as high risk work. High risk work includes Forklift operations.
Today on the blog we answer some of the most common questions about forklift licences.
August 28, 2014 0 Comments
Forklifts are used for lifting and maneuvering large quantities of materials and are utilised within various industries. Not all companies who employ the use of a forklift within their operations opt to buy their own forklifts even when they are used on a very regular basis. This week’s blog discusses some of the advantages of renting in comparison to buying a forklift for your daily operations.
August 13, 2014 0 Comments
You may have seen a video making the rounds recently. It shows a forklift lifting another forklift in order to load a container on the back of a truck. Creative? Maybe. Dangerous? Hell yes!
In this post, we look at why this was a major safety fail, and what they could have done differently.
August 06, 2014 2 Comments
Choosing the right forklift is important for your business. It affects everything from operation costs, productivity, employee morale and stock management.
There are a large range of forklifts, and each one is designed to be used for specific jobs.
So how do you know what type you need for your business?
July 30, 2014 0 Comments
This year, a few major changes were made to the Australian Standards of the manufacturing of forklifts. The blog today not only discusses these changes but also when they must be complied with by the forklift manufacturing industry and how you can overcome these changes if you have a forklift which doesn’t comply to the new safety standards.
May 22, 2014 0 Comments
Slips, trips and falls can happen in any workplace. Many employees have consequently suffered sprains, broken bones, back injuries, burns from hot surfaces or handling of hot fluids and bad cuts from sharp objects. As a result companies have had to face many financial, physical and emotional costs for the injured employees and their families. These falls and slips can be prevented and their severity reduced from some simple safety actions.
May 14, 2014 2 Comments
Within the materials handling industry, the commitment of companies to sustainability practices has been increasing in recent years. Companies are now beginning to see the benefits of incorporating sustainability concepts which save both money and resources. This week’s blog discusses the benefits of implementing sustainable practices in the materials handling industry.
May 08, 2014 0 Comments
When performing a forklift safety check, what exactly should you be looking for? We’ve spoken about this before in a previous blog post, but we thought we’d make it easier for you, so we’re giving away a free forklift safety and prestart checklist that you can print out, make copies of, and distribute throughout your workplace.
April 23, 2014 0 Comments
In our latest issue of Uptime Magazine we sent out a reader survey, asking you, our readers, what you thought of our magazine. We wanted to hear about what you loved and how you thought we could do better. We received lots of great feedback so thank you to all those who filled out the survey, and we welcome any more feedback you may have.
One of our readers asked us if we could write an article on sideloaders and how they are used in industries such as the timber industry, so here it is.
April 10, 2014 0 Comments
We all know it’s illegal to use a mobile phone whilst driving a car but what about when operating a forklift? Should it be illegal? This week we discuss the dangers of mobile use whilst driving a forklift in the warehouse.