Slip sheet handling

What do you do when the paper breaks while trying to pull the load onto your forks using slip sheets?

Is there anything that can be done to eliminate the paper breaking at all?

Thank you
  • Posted 5 Feb 2023 10:25
  • Discussion started by Toby_James
  • Texas, United States
Toby James
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When a paper slip sheet breaks while trying to pull a load onto forks, the following steps should be taken:

Stop the forklift: Stop the forklift immediately to prevent any further damage to the load or to the equipment.

Assess the situation: Check the load to see if it is still secure and determine the cause of the paper slip sheet breaking.

Remove the broken paper: Carefully remove the broken slip sheet from the load and the forks.

Replace the slip sheet: If possible, replace the broken slip sheet with a new one or use an alternative method to secure the load, such as shrink wrap or pallet.

Resume operations: Once the load is secure, you can resume the operation, following proper safety procedures and making sure to inspect the equipment regularly to prevent future incidents.
  • Posted 8 Feb 2023 23:02
  • Reply by hamzakhan
  • Northern Territory, Australia
Thank you very much! It seems to me the only logical next step for me is to tender my resignation and start delivering pizzas.... ??

thanks again !

  • Posted 7 Feb 2023 04:02
  • Reply by Toby_James
  • Texas, United States
Toby James
The difficulty with slipsheet usage is that the operator needs to be almost perfectly square on to the sheet so that the clamping operation does not tear the paper.
It really comes down to the operator taking their time to get positioning rather than just grabbing the sheet and pulling.
As for what you do when the sheet breaks and you cannot get any purchase on it....handballing the load tends to be the only answer.
  • Posted 6 Feb 2023 20:04
  • Reply by Tat2dPete
  • Strathclyde, United Kingdom

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