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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 ]
Safety First
Wednesday, 19 September 2018
Much training is based on printed material, but Darren Cottingham notes that the material may not be suitable for all trainees. [ Read more ]
Safety First
Wednesday, 22 August 2018
Peter Sharpe shares the questions to ask your forklift attachment manufacturer so that they provide you with the right attachments and forks. [ Read more ]
Your Focus
Thursday, 9 August 2018
When it comes to training for your forklift operators, how much time is enough? Stuart Taylor examines the balancing act facing managers and offers guidance on ensuring that you get the best value from your training budget, while making best use of everyone’s time. [ Read more ]
Safety First
Wednesday, 11 July 2018
With e-commerce demand stronger than ever, capable warehouse management sometimes doesn’t cut it any more. Tom Wilkerson believes your materials handling operation has to be smart, agile, flexible and adaptable. [ Read more ]
Your Focus
Wednesday, 4 July 2018
Some people are just not cut out to operate forklifts, as Danny Maron discovered. [ Read more ]
Safety First

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