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State of flt reach

Just wondering what other operators would think if ordered to use a truck they consider unsafe or lose job as im a temp. The reach veers of if u let go of steering wheel, it leaves a small trail of oil and now during check i noticed outer casing on hydraulic lines has started peeling off exposing the braiding under the rubber. Lifting pallets especially heavy ones its started being very jurky.Told warehouse manager and his response was dont you f***ing think we dont know, the owners are aware and wont act. Why the f##k dont you go upstairs and see where it gets you. I bet it will right out the f***ing door. They got **** about the previous drivers complaints about the truck. Even counterbalance has problems. Considering whether or not to jus walk away.
  • Posted 21 Dec 2016 07:39
  • Discussion started by logan_c
  • West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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Logan - this is easy - walk away.
  • Posted 2 Feb 2017 23:30
  • Reply by Hunter
  • Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
yeah thats really bad. the employer is putting you in a really bad position. safe equipment shouldnt be too much to ask for and if thats their attitude to the fork trucks id bet their overall health and safety isnt great either.

an anonymous call to the HSE might achieve something if they can apply pressure on your behalf if you dont have a safety rep at work.

dont know what the job markets ike down your way but if you can find a better employer then you may be better in the long run by the sound of it.
  • Posted 4 Jan 2017 22:03
  • Reply by TonytheTrainer
  • Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

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