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How to Become a Forklift Driver

Forklift jobs are available across a wide range of industries and, once you follow the forklift job requirements, including forklift training, you will find this a rewarding and flexible job option that could take you across the country and even around the world if you wanted it to. If you are wondering about how to Continue reading


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Top 10 Reasons Why there are so Many Forklift Accidents

According to the UK’s Health and Safety Executive there were 622,000 non-fatal and 144 fatal, self-reported workplace accidents during 2015/2016. Of the non-fatal injuries 44,000 involved making contact with machinery, 61,000 being hit by a moving object and 122,000 handling, lifting or carrying. Forklift truck accidents are the most common workplace accidents that involve vehicles. Continue reading


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Forklift Safety Checklist for Employers

All employers are responsible for ensuring forklift safety for their employees. Forklifts are involved in 25% of all workplace accidents. The main piece of legislation that governs forklift truck safety is the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.The regulations contained within this act cover many aspects of occupational health and safety and are commonly Continue reading


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Forklift Fleet Maintenance: Best Practices

At best, forklift downtime is inconvenient; at worst it can be expensive and risk disappointing clients with late or incomplete orders. By moving away from a reactive, fire-fighting approach to maintenance, and setting up a regular and disciplined forklift fleet maintenance program, you will ensure that forklift capability can be predicted at any given time. Continue reading


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The Top 10 Injuries When Manual Handling

Manual handling injuries are the main work activity to cause back disorders and are one of the three most frequent causes of workplace injury. It is the responsibility of the employer or manger to ensure that all staff are protected against manual handling injuries. The 1992 MHOR (Manual Handling Operations Regulations) explain clearly the definition Continue reading


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12 Ways To Extend The Life Of A Forklift Battery

Your forklift trucks are probably essential to your business. You’ve invested heavily in good quality trucks and trained your staff, they know about health and safety and hopefully, how to treat their forklift trucks with care. What else can you do to preserve the life of your forklift truck? Once important factor is the battery, Continue reading


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Forklift Maintenance And Servicing: A Quick Overview

Operating a forklift entails working with some serious machinery. Safety is priority number one for not only the operator but also those working around them. Similar to cars, forklifts require frequent service and maintenance. In order to reduce the risk of injury and dangerous incidents, it is important that your equipment is kept in tiptop Continue reading