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General Rules about Forklift Pricing

February 27, 2013
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General Rules about Forklift Pricing

There are a few general rules to be aware of when assessing the price of a forklift. Forklifts are an important investment for any business. As there is such a wide range of quality and extras that can come with particular forklifts, it is hard to determine the right price. This blog will provide you with key rules to help guide you in your decision.

Whole Body Vibration

February 21, 2013
Filed under: Safety
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Whole Body Vibration

Lift truck operators are one of the many exposed to vibration in their daily work. Vibration levels need to be taken seriously in order to guarantee the comfort and safety of lift truck operators and it is important that these vibrations do not exceed certain levels.This week’s blog will include important information regarding whole body vibration, from what it is, to, how one can reduce and/or eliminate exposure.

Loading Dock Safety

February 15, 2013
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Loading Dock Safety

Due to the high amount of traffic, in and around loading docks, it is essential that warehouse managers plan and enforce safety measures in order to provide optimal safety for all employees as well as minimise the risk of accidents. A well-planned and designed loading dock can minimise damage to goods, increase productivity and most importantly ensure employee safety. This blog will examine significant causes of loading dock accidents and will provide simple suggestions to overcome them.

Changing a Forklift Battery Safely

February 06, 2013
Filed under: Safety
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Changing a Forklift Battery Safely

Battery powered industrial forklifts are used in a variety of applications and are becoming increasingly popular. Two types of batteries are utilised in industrial forklifts: lead acid and nickel-iron. Both of these batteries can pose health and safety hazards. Regardless of which battery electric forklift you have, there are similar hazards associated with batteries. This week we will provide you with tips on staying safe when changing your forklift’s battery.

Forklift Speed Limits and Braking in the Warehouse

February 01, 2013
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Forklift Speed Limits and Braking in the Warehouse

Forklift instability is one of the most common causes of injury among forklift accidents in the workplace.This weeks blog will help to outline key aspects to consider when controlling speed and safe brake distances in your warehouse, making it a safer place for not only forklift drivers but pedestrians as well.