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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
Thursday, 28 June 2018
Lifting gear failure can have dramatic consequences for both those directly affected and those held responsible. To ensure safe practice, it is crucial that users are fully aware of issues surrounding Design Working Period and maintenance responsibilities, writes Ben Dobbs. [ Read more ]
Your Focus
Friday, 8 June 2018
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Safety First
Thursday, 24 May 2018
It’s vital that records of forklift operator training are held by all employers, because it is proof that training - not just testing - took place, according to Nick Welch. [ Read more ]
Safety First
Wednesday, 2 May 2018
Steve Shakespeare explains how in this new digital age, the connected customer service engineer will play a vital role in utilising technology to move the industry forward and add real value to the customer interaction. [ Read more ]
Your Focus
Thursday, 5 April 2018
How should the proceeds of safety fines be deployed? According to Danny Maron, not the way it is being done in his home territory. [ Read more ]
Safety First
Thursday, 15 March 2018
Overlooking the three required elements of forklift training can come at a heavy cost, as Stuart Taylor explains. [ Read more ]
Safety First
Wednesday, 7 March 2018
These columns often look at broad safety strategies, but this week Rob Hirschberg provides some easy dos and don'ts. [ Read more ]
Safety First
Wednesday, 14 February 2018
Allan Leibowitz has just returned from judging the forklift of the year and shares his experiences. [ Read more ]
Your Focus
Saturday, 3 February 2018
FLTA chief executive Peter Harvey explains how we can make significant and lasting change for every business that relies on forklifts. [ Read more ]
Your Focus
Wednesday, 31 January 2018
As Brexit approaches, Richard Newbold advises businesses to step up their planning. [ Read more ]
Your Focus
Wednesday, 17 January 2018
Taking on additional staff can mean taking on additional risk, according to Stuart Taylor. [ Read more ]
Safety First
Wednesday, 13 December 2017
Training requirements, certification, licences and qualifications: Rob Vetter sorts the wheat from the chaff. [ Read more ]
Safety First
Wednesday, 22 November 2017
Service engineers need to be skilled in dealing with people as well as machines, according to Karl Baum. [ Read more ]
Your Focus
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 ]
Your Focus
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 ]
Safety First
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 ]
Safety First
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 ]
Your Focus
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 ]
Your Focus

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