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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 0 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.

Top 5 changes to the mining industry expected to occur in 2014

February 12, 2014 0 Comments

Top 5 changes to the mining industry expected to occur in 2014

Deloitte has put together a list of 10 trends it anticipates for the mining industry in the year ahead. The market is now demanding change and mining companies must adjust the way they operate in order to cope. Operations in Australia and globally will continue to face challenging market conditions in 2014 such as rising costs, low commodity prices, imbalances between supply and demand as well as a decline in productivity. The blog today discusses 5 of the most pressing and challenging trends the mining industry is expected to face in the coming year, as suggested by Deloitte.

Rose George: Inside the secret shipping industry

January 22, 2014 0 Comments

Today on the blog we thought we’d change things up and feature a really interesting TED talk by Rose George, a British journalist and author.

10 Tips to Help Save you Money in your Warehouse

January 15, 2014 0 Comments

10 Tips to Help Save you Money in your Warehouse

To kick off our blog for 2014, here are 10 tips to help save your business money within your warehouse operation. In recent years, businesses have found maximising profits difficult due to the economic climate and have continued to look for areas in which costs can be cut and productivity can be increased. This week’s blog will focus on 10 simple and effective ways to cut costs from your warehouse operations in order to contribute to the maximisation of profits in the year ahead.

Product Review: ForkTrack

December 09, 2013 0 Comments

Product Review: ForkTrack

During the busy Christmas period, there is an even bigger risk of accidents within the workplace. As forklifts are a major cause of injury and death within Australia, this week we will look at the forklift safety and fleet management system, ForkTrack.

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