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March 15, 2013 2 Comments
This week, we have interviewed, Nathan McKenzie, Adaptalift Hyster’s Engineering Manager, in order to gain a better understanding of the ForkTrack safety system. This interview will determine the history of ForkTrack, along with is key features and challenges that were faced in its development.
February 21, 2013 1 Comments
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.
February 15, 2013 0 Comments
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.
February 06, 2013 0 Comments
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.
February 01, 2013 0 Comments
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.
December 20, 2012 1 Comments
Workers within factories and warehouses are exposed to substantial amounts of chemicals and pollutants, making air quality a critical safety issue for anyone working within these environments. There is a significant risk factor that goes along with these toxins in your warehouse and it is important to know more about them. This blog will determine the health effects of poor air quality along with its causes and how it can be prevented.
November 01, 2012 0 Comments
We are all aware of the importance in safety when operating forklifts. A forklift can cause just as much injury as an average dump truck. Yet the refusal to comply with safety regulations has led to many dismissals and fines for both employees and employers. This blog will cover some important questions:
• What are the dangers of not wearing a seatbelt when operating a forklift?
• If an accident occurred, resulting in injury or death as a consequence of the operator not wearing a seatbelt, who should be held accountable?
March 28, 2012 1 Comments
When it comes to warehouse safety there are many benefits that are often overlooked. Safety procedures are frequently disregarded in a variety of workplaces due to insufficient time, inadequate resources or an opportunity to cut corners in an attempt to save money.
July 26, 2011 0 Comments
Creating speed limits for different areas of your plant is critical for forklift safety. It also allows logistic costs to be estimated and calculated more effectively; ensuring better understanding of traffic movement. In addition to this it is vital to improve visibility throughout the workplace in order to reduce risks and improve workplace safety.
July 11, 2011 0 Comments
One of the most important actions an employer can implement is to ensure effective separation between where forklifts & pedestrians operate. Separation will ensure better flow of traffic; while also safeguarding workers well-being.