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Wednesday, 16 October 2019
Stuart Taylor highlights three vital steps managers must take before authorising a new driver to operate a forklift on site. [ Read more ]
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Thursday, 10 October 2019
If you haven’t yet come to terms with Industry 4.0, you had better get ready soon, argues Ferry Vermeulen. [ Read more ]
Your Focus
Thursday, 19 September 2019
The forklift rental and refurbished market continues to evolve and is offering the enhanced flexibility that is being demanded by organisations responding to the challenges of a 24x7 marketplace as well as political and economic uncertainty and rising customer expectations, according to Alexander Baal. [ Read more ]
Your Focus
Wednesday, 11 September 2019
Floor marking is an affordable and versatile solution for improving all aspects of the workflow, according to Kelsey Rzepecki. [ Read more ]
Your Focus
Wednesday, 4 September 2019
Businesses are under increasing pressure to respond flexibly and efficiently. But how can materials handling operations provide the agility needed, with minimum exposure to risk? Alan Clark provides a five-point guide to flexing your assets. [ Read more ]
Your Focus
Wednesday, 14 August 2019
RFID is widely used in industry and can help ensure forklift safety, according to David Koma. [ Read more ]
Your Focus
Wednesday, 31 July 2019
Andy Marsh makes a strong case for the use of fuel cells in materials handling. [ Read more ]
Your Focus
Wednesday, 24 July 2019
Before you hit the road in New Zealand, you need to think twice, according to Darren Cottingham. [ Read more ]
Safety First
Wednesday, 17 July 2019
While dangers loom in the workplace, Michael Hassell believes most injuries can be avoided with proper training and operating procedures in place. [ Read more ]
Safety First
Thursday, 4 July 2019
Trainer Danny Maron is more than suspicious about online training – and says fleet operators should be too. [ Read more ]
Safety First
Wednesday, 26 June 2019
Seatbelt use is a contentious issue for forklift operators, so Stuart Taylor looks at the key assumptions. [ Read more ]
Safety First
Wednesday, 17 April 2019
A forklift operator should be evaluated constantly and consistently for competency, but what is an ideal check to do this? Darren Cottingham looks at some of the options. [ Read more ]
Safety First
Wednesday, 3 April 2019
Pallet trucks may seem harmless, but Danny Maron warns that, like all powered equipment, they need to be approached with caution. [ Read more ]
Safety First
Wednesday, 13 March 2019
With Brexit looming and competition for skilled labour set to intensify, it’s vital that you understand how to check your new starters’ skills to ensure only safe, trained workers operate on your site, according to Stuart Taylor. [ Read more ]
Safety First
Wednesday, 13 February 2019
New Zealand has some quirks to its workplace safety requirements, according to Darren Cottingham. [ Read more ]
Safety First
Monday, 21 January 2019
Did you know that workers are more likely to have an accident in their first six months on the job than at any other time in their working life? Nick Welch highlights how training can ensure workers’ safety and avoid unnecessary injuries. [ Read more ]
Safety First
Wednesday, 5 December 2018
As fleets grow larger and more complicated, it becomes harder to keep track of what you have and how it’s performing. So, Grahame Don argues, you need to get systematic. [ Read more ]
Your Focus
Wednesday, 28 November 2018
Coming from a vast, dry country, Darren Cottingham is acutely aware of the need for hydration. [ Read more ]
Safety First
Wednesday, 14 November 2018
While initial training may be mandatory, follow-up training is seldom required under law – and that, according to Danny Marron, is a problem for all. [ Read more ]
Safety First
Wednesday, 17 October 2018
When you’re busy juggling daily challenges, responsibilities and KPIs, it can be easy to lose sight of the bigger picture and fundamental priorities like safety, compliance and profitability. For managers, however, help is at hand from the HSE. Stuart Taylor introduces readers to the UK’s definitive guide to forklift safety and training – L117 – and explains why no manager should be without it. [ Read more ]
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