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Preventing slips, trips and falls in the workplace

May 22, 2014 0 Comments

slipSlips, 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.

Sustainability in the Materials Handling Industry

May 14, 2014 0 Comments

Sustainability in the Materials Handling Industry

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.

Free Forklift Safety and Prestart Checklist

May 08, 2014 0 Comments

Free Forklift Safety and Prestart Checklist

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.

What is a sideloader?

April 23, 2014 0 Comments

What is a sideloader?

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.

Should Mobile Phone use be prohibited whilst operating a Forklift?

April 10, 2014 0 Comments

Should Mobile Phone use be prohibited whilst operating a Forklift?

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.

Forklift Non-Marking Tyres Investigated

April 03, 2014 1 Comments

Forklift Non-Marking Tyres Investigated

Non-marking tyres are widely used to eliminate black marks on warehouse floors. Grocery or food processing plants are usually required to employ them in their factories namely for hygiene reasons.  Non-marking tyres are available in solid, pneumatic, and cushion.  This blog investigates a few main benefits and limitations for employing non-marking tyres in your warehouse. 

 

Operating Forklifts Safely on a Slope

March 20, 2014 0 Comments

Operating Forklifts Safely on a Slope

When operating forklifts in areas which contain slopes and ramps it is important to ensure safety measures are always carried out. Not only can operators be at risk when travelling recklessly on slopes but the safety of pedestrians is also compromised. The load in which the forklift operator may be transporting can also be significantly damaged or even destroyed if safety precautions are not followed within this situation. This week on the blog we discuss what should always be done when travelling on a slope and what should never be done whilst operating a forklift on a slope.

Forklift battery regeneration vs. purchasing a new battery

March 13, 2014 0 Comments

Forklift battery regeneration vs. purchasing a new battery

All Forklift batteries begin to sulphate from the day they are manufactured. The normal operation of cycling (charging and discharging) the battery results in more sulphates building up on the plates; this is a result of charging technology not being 100% efficient. Steve Yates; Adaptalift Hyster’s Motive Power Product Specialist has shared some important tips for those considering regenerating a second hand forklift battery or purchasing a new one.

Adaptalift Hyster: providing equipment at each link in the supply chain

March 06, 2014 0 Comments

Adaptalift Hyster: providing equipment at each link in the supply chain

This weeks blog takes a look at various industries within a supply chain utilising materials handling products.

Serious Safety Fails

February 25, 2014 0 Comments

Serious Safety Fails

Every workplace has hazards; the important thing is to know how to avoid them.  We have all heard our fair share of safety fails where environmental factors have breached Workplace health and Safety laws, employees have lacked training or simply just trying to shortcut the job at hand.  This blog post shares eight astonishing safety fails in hope it will remind us all to take safety seriously.

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