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Preventing slips, trips and falls in the workplace

May 22, 2014
Filed under: Safety
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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
Filed under: Materials Handling, Green
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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.

What is a sideloader?

April 23, 2014
Filed under: Materials Handling
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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.

Forklift Non-Marking Tyres Investigated

April 03, 2014
Filed under: Forklift Basics
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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
Filed under: Safety
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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
Filed under: Forklift Maintenance & Upkeep, Technology
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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.

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