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Forklift operators typically work under intense pressure and often have one of the most difficult jobs in the warehouse. Beyond getting the certification(s) required to be a forklift operator, there are many other skills to have or develop for better forklift operation.
Loading docks are a very high traffic section of your warehouse because employees are constantly loading or unloading items from the trailer. Due to the level of traffic and presence of heavy equipment and machinery, loading docks can pose serious safety hazards. However, with proper planning and implementation of some of our safety tips below, a loading dock can be secured to mitigate risks of accidents.
Thinking about purchasing a new forklift? If so, you've got to apply a rational, information-based approach to the entire endeavour. What might seem like a small oversight can result in years of frustration if you're stuck with a unit that cannot effectively and efficiently do what it's supposed to do or if it suffers from regular downtime. To help you simplify your purchase process and avoid buying a lemon, we've compiled a list of helpful tips and things to consider during your purchase process:
A recent analysis of forklift injuries and incidents in the UK revealed a shocking statistic that may take you by surprise: up to 5% of all forklift-related injuries and accidents occur as an operator mounts or dismounts a lift truck. Since most operators enter and exit their unit multiple times per shift, it’s easy to become complacent and neglect some simple precautions to reduce risk and the possibility of injury.
For some indoor forklift applications, the build-up and discharge of static electric is a serious safety concern. Unlike small static shocks built up by your socks, an indoor forklift can build up to 50,000 volts of static electric before it is discharged, which is more than enough to pose a serious safety hazard for anyone in close proximity to the unit
One of the chief causes of unexpected downtime – a cause that can be easily avoided by planning ahead and trained observation of your equipment – is an overheating forklift engine. While this is a problem that usually sorts itself out after the unit is shutdown, it can still cause a degree of frustration and disruption to any operation. To help you avoid these issues at your operation, let’s look at a few reasons for an overheated engine: