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Wednesday, 8 November 2017
With surging automation and robotics technology advancing at a staggering pace, there is concern about the future of blue collar jobs. Tom Wilkerson offers some positive news for forklift drivers, aerial lift operators, and other industrial equipment workers. [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 1 November 2017
Many musculoskeletal and other injuries occur when operators are getting on and off forklift trucks. Although mounting and dismounting techniques may vary, depending on the particular truck, the following steps should be considered to reduce the risk of incident or injury, according to Nick Welch. [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 18 October 2017
The influx of non-English speakers from less privileged backgrounds is placing a new strain on forklift training, according to Danny Maron. [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 4 October 2017
Accidents involving forklifts injure approximately 1,000 people in the UK each year, and that number is on the rise. To reverse this worrying trend, the Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) is taking an innovative approach to communicating the risks associated with forklift operations and best practice among those most at risk. Its chief executive Peter Harvey explains. [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 13 September 2017
There's a lot of talk in the news right now about whether robots will be taking our jobs. Dilyan Alexiev ponders if driverless forklifts improve productivity. [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 6 September 2017
For trainer Rob Vetter, safety is not an option, it’s an imperative. [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 30 August 2017
On the eve of Safetember, Peter Harvey has some poignant reminders. [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 19 July 2017
Forklifts are a vital tool for a range of industries, but Prospero Girardi argues that to add value, they need to be well maintained. [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 28 June 2017
We've all heard of the promise of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), but how is it emplyed and how is its benefit measured. Jeff Elliott explains. [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 21 June 2017
Materials handling expert Tracy Brooks reveals some of the trends to watch out for in the automotive supply chain as we approach 2018. These trends, of course, impact on many other industries as well. [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 7 June 2017
The award-winning FLTA National Fork Lift Safety Conference prides itself on a program packed with peer-to-peer learning opportunities. Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) chief executive Peter Harvey explains why and hints at what delegates can expect from this year’s program. [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 17 May 2017
Fleet managers often ask how often companies should refresh their forklift operators’ skills to comply with the law. Stuart Taylor explains there are guidelines but, ultimately, it comes down to company policy. [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 1 February 2017
Veteran trainer Rob Vetter gives his view on the fast and furious approaches to forklift driving. [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 5 April 2017
Solid safety policies and discipline are needed in the face of growing risk-taking in workplaces, according to David Huisman. [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 29 March 2017
Special environments require unique approaches, according to Nick Welch. [ Read more ]
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Thursday, 23 March 2017
The FLTA is putting its new Quality Manager out on the road to ensure the highest standards, according to Peter Harvey. [ Read more ]
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Tuesday, 14 March 2017
Businesses whose employees routinely work at height appreciate that to comply with safety regulations, they must use appropriate access equipment, yet those undertaking only occasional or seasonal activities may be unclear about their responsibilities, according to Allan Parsons. [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 8 March 2017
With renewed interest in lithium-ion batteries, many overlook options like fuel cells. Isidor Buchmann summarises the state of play. [ Read more ]
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Wednesday, 1 March 2017
Training isn’t enough, especially when staff do the same thing over and over again, warns Stuart Taylor . [ Read more ]
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Tuesday, 17 January 2017
Workplace safety depends on well-serviced, reliable equipment, as Naomi Webb explains. [ Read more ]
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