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November 30, 2012 1 Comments
Forklift operators spend a vast majority of their time sitting and twisting, resulting in a number of physical strains. After an eight hour shift one would expect to be, at least, at little sore and stiff.
This blog takes a look at the risks of operator discomfort and what operators and the businesses they work for can do to improve upon operator ergonomics.
May 04, 2012 4 Comments
Below are some simple tips to follow to ensure safe operation of forklifts. Although these tips are simple and quite basic they are a good starting point to support workplace health and safety guidelines.
December 14, 2011 6 Comments
Not all forklift driving courses are the same. Before enrolling in a course a little research on the company needs to be done to ensure you are getting what you require from the course they offer. Some courses cost more than others for a reason, whether it is a reason that benefits you is what you need to find out prior to enrolling.
December 02, 2011 2 Comments
Many accidents occur with industrial forklifts because the operators do not understand or have control of the machine’s rear end swing. Forklift trucks steer from the rear axle and pivot on the front wheels, the rear end (counterweight) swinging wide when turning. Ensure that the rear end swings clear of materials, racks equipment and pedestrians when rounding corners or manoeuvring in aisle and tight places.
May 31, 2011 2 Comments
Refuelling may be seen as a simple task, but if not done properly has life threatening consequences. When you are in a rush to get forklifts refuelled and back on the job, safety may not be the number one priority on your mind even though it should be.
May 25, 2011 3 Comments
If you don’t need a licence to operate a pallet jack, why should I bother then? Many employers ask untrained and unsupervised employees to operate pallet jacks which initially are not seen as a hazard, but still have the capability to cause damage to employees and bystanders.
May 18, 2011 1 Comments
When dealing with forklifts there are some things you should always and never do. Although some aspects might be obvious, it always pays to review them as with such powerful machines even small mistakes can be costly ones.
April 26, 2011 1 Comments
What’s so hard about lifting a load? Picking up a load may seem like a simple manoeuvre, yet if not done properly, injury and damage can occur. When dealing with forklifts; taking shortcuts will open you up to a large amount of risk that you are better off without. Below are some useful tips that should always be in the back of your mind when lifting a load on your forklift.
April 20, 2011 1 Comments
How important is a daily forklift inspection? When you operate a forklift you are taking responsibility for machinery that has the potential to cause accidents, injury or even death if it is not maintained correctly and kept in a serviceable condition.
January 17, 2011 7 Comments
Today we will be discussing forklift driver training and how it affects your workplace. Driver training is an important part of workplace health and safety that many employers and employees overlook. A forklift is a very powerful and useful tool, but in untrained hands, it can do more harm than good.