Forklift Safety

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These articles are about forklift safety; news, tips, standards and facts you may not know!

Tuesday, 11 December 2018 12:42

Winter's Here... Are your Forklifts Ready?

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As winter progresses, we know it brings ever changing conditions with ice, snow, sleet and bitter cold temperatures. Here are some tips to keep in mind for your forklifts and their operators:

·            Operator attire – keep your drivers safe, healthy and warm with winter work boots, gloves, hats, and winter safety jackets and pants

·            Block heater – if you leave your machine outside ensure your block heater works and is plugged in over night and when not in use for long periods of time

·            Tires – check your tire pressure, make sure it’s adjusted for the temperature change, check the tire grip, consider installing tire chains

·            Preventative maintenance – check your antifreeze condition and levels and make sure your machines are lubricated

·            Lights – it gets darker earlier this time of year, ensure your lights are working properly and provide enough light for the operator to maneuver safely

·            Slow down – use extra caution and be prepared for unexpected black ice

·            Keep your lots clean and sanded. Reduce the amount of salt you use!

Stay safe this winter!

 

Thursday, 05 January 2017 17:06

Telehandlers Attachments: How safe do YOU operate?

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Telehandlers are an awesome solution when it comes to construction operations, however you’ve got a lot of things to consider when using attachments to get the job done.

The majority of telehandler accidents occur because of improper load calculations and misreading the load chart. Unlike a typical masted forklift, you also have to consider the arc of the load movement when raising and lowering the boom of a telescopic truck. This has a great effect on the overall forklift capacity at different positions. Then add in the capacity restrictions of various attachments.

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