Blog Articles

At Lucas, we realize the value of information and are committed to passing our knowledge along to our customers. Scroll below and you'll find a collection of our most recent blog articles covering topics from safety and maintenance guides to company announcements and industry news.

Working at Heights Training in Ontario

Working at Heights Training in Ontario

Approximately 1 in 6 lost-time injury claims are due to falls in Canada AND falls are the #1 cause behind fatal injuries in the construction industry in Ontario. As a result, legislative bodies and regulations including Ontario’s OHSA enforce strict laws, policies and procedures when it comes to fall hazards, training and prevention. If you’re involved work in the construction industry in Ontario, whether it is in a managerial capacity or as a laborer, you need certified training and must be aware of the laws and regulations surrounding working at heights.

New Training Courses at Lucas

New Training Courses at Lucas

While Lucas Liftruck has traditionally focused on perfecting our offering of forklift operator training, we realize that many of our customers have training needs that go beyond forklift safety certifications. In recognition of the diverse training needs of our customers and to further our commitment to meeting the needs of our loyal customer base, Lucas has partnered with 1 Contact Safety to expand our training program to include Working at Heights (full and recertification courses) and Mobile Work Platform training courses.

Overcoming Forklift Operator Complacency

Overcoming Forklift Operator Complacency

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:

Overlooked Safety Issues: Mounting And Dismounting

Overlooked Safety Issues: Mounting And Dismounting

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.

Overlooked Forklift Safety Issues - Static Electricity

Overlooked Forklift Safety Issues - Static Electricity

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

The Causes of an Overheated Engine in Forklifts

The Causes of an Overheated Engine in Forklifts

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: