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Operator training is crucial. But, alone, it is not enough. Training operators, even to the highest standards, will only do so much. There are other essential measures which must be in place within a business to maintain a safe working environment.

How to protect those most at risk of a forklift accident

Every year 1300 people are involved in forklift-related accidents. But it is not lift truck operators who are most at risk — it’s everyone around them. A recent RIDDOR report into forklift truck accidents revealed 43 percent of incidents involved impacts with a third person. The unfortunate truth is that these types of incidents can […]

Working with delivery drivers: 3 common problems and how to solve them

For businesses with forklift trucks on site, the loading and unloading of delivery vehicles will likely be one of the machine’s primary functions. It also has the potential to be one of the most dangerous, if not done correctly.Undoubtedly, the risk of accidents and serious injuries increases whenever forklifts and pedestrians share the same working […]

5 records you must keep for forklift safety & compliance

The last year has forced many businesses to change and adapt. Processes and priorities may have shifted but letting important records fall by the wayside could cost you dearly. Well documented processes are vital for protecting your business and your workforce, and for keeping operations running smoothly. We take a closer look at some examples […]

8 forklift hazards managers should look out for to prevent costly accidents

A top priority for anyone overseeing forklift operations must be to ensure that everyone is working safely. But what does this look like day-to-day? It’s vital that managers and supervisors responsible for forklift safety can recognise good and bad practice and rectify any problems before they lead to an accident. Here are some of the […]

4 simple ways to minimise lost time by reducing accident risk

When an accident happens, everything stops. Not only is the safety of your most important asset – your team –compromised, but the productivity of your business as well. While the immediate effects are being dealt with, your deadlines are slipping by. Even a relatively minor incident such as a dropped pallet could result in delays, […]

Agency workers: 3 steps to take before granting forklift access

Whether a company is bolstering the team for a seasonal rush or just looking for temporary help with increased workloads, agency workers offer extra capacity without the long-term commitment. And with the public’s growing dependence on online shopping, all signs suggest that more businesses may look to temporary support to meet demand. But without the […]

Why the Role of the Manager is Vital

Companies everywhere can sometimes have to adapt and change quickly. For forklift operators, this can mean becoming familiar with new jobs, site layouts and equipment, or refreshing their skills. Maintaining safe operations throughout a time of change falls to managers and supervisors, who must provide vital monitoring, supervision, and support for operators. It is therefore […]