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Thursday, 16 September 2004
The Association of Equipment Manufacturers has set November 7-9 as the date for its annual conference, with activities and seminars revolving around the central theme: “Engage: Answer the Call”. [ Read more ]
Fork Talk
Thursday, 16 September 2004
Why would a forklift manufacturer use a rubber hose to carry liquid propane? Safety guru Wayne Chornohus this week asks the tough questions, and delivers the answer. Click here for more [ Read more ]
Safety First
Thursday, 26 August 2004
Reversing safety is one of several key issues to be addressed at the Fork Lift Truck Association Safety Conference, set to take place on September 22 at Warwick University. [ Read more ]
Fork Talk
Thursday, 19 August 2004
Reversing alarms can be very effective in some situations - and very ineffective in others. Back-up alarms are necessary on many types of vehicle where the operator must reverse with his vision impaired. Many trainers and managers believe that back-up alarms are required on all forklifts. Canadian regulations state: "Mobile equipment in which the operator cannot directly, or by mirror or other effective device, see immediately behind the machine, must have an automatic audible warning device." This means that if an operator can see directly behind him, he doesn't have to have an alarm. What a great regulation - it makes sense in the real world. [ Read more ]
Safety First
Wednesday, 11 August 2004
When purchasing a motor vehicle, the addition of accessories, or "optional extras", is an emotional decision designed to limit the entry price to an acceptable level by avoiding 'sticker shock'. But in the case of the purchase of load-shifting equipment such as forklifts, can they truly be called "optional extras"? [ Read more ]
Safety First
Thursday, 22 July 2004
Mirrors have the power to deceive us, to give us a false sense of security. Some companies regulate the use of mirrors and some regulatory bodies comment on their use. When I do on-site safety audits, I watch the operators to see how they use their mirrors. If they use shoulder checks, as well as mirrors, when turning and driving in pedestrian areas, then they should be able to keep using those mirrors. - Read more - [ Read more ]
Safety First
Thursday, 24 June 2004
I wonder if jurisdictions that have outlawed forklift steering wheel knobs in the name of safety have any idea how they have contributed to increased health and safety risks? [ Read more ]
Safety First
Thursday, 17 June 2004
The Material Handling Industry of America has secured 12 sponsors for its Radio Frequency Identification Knowledge Centre at ProMat 2005. [ Read more ]
Fork Talk
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