YOUR FOCUS Industry Blogs

Here is a list of our in-depth feature articles, written by the News team based on interviews with industry experts about latest business trends, new technologies and challenges.
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Safety First 2 minute read
Danny Maron: Mail order training firms?
4 July 2019
Trainer Danny Maron is more than suspicious about online training - and says fleet operators should be too.
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Safety First 3 minute read
Stuart Taylor: Do operators need to wear seatbelts?
27 June 2019
Seatbelt use is a contentious issue for forklift operators, so Stuart Taylor looks at the key assumptions.
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Safety First 4 minute read
Darren Cottingham: What’s the best way of checking forklift operator competency?
18 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.
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Safety First 3 minute read
Danny Maron: Time is on your side, maybe?
4 April 2019
Pallet trucks may seem harmless, but Danny Maron warns that, like all powered equipment, they need to be approached with caution.
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Safety First 3 minute read
Stuart Taylor: The UK forklift licence myth
14 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.
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Safety First 4 minute read
Darren Cottingham: Does your health and safety legislation actively thwart good learning outcomes?
14 February 2019
New Zealand has some quirks to its workplace safety requirements, according to Darren Cottingham.
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Safety First 3 minute read
Nick Welch: Training new operators
24 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.
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Your Focus 4 minute read
Grahame Don: Seven reasons why industrial fleet management systems matter
6 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.
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Safety First 3 minute read
Darren Cottingham: Dehydration danger: should all forklifts come with cupholders?
29 November 2018
Coming from a vast, dry country, Darren Cottingham is acutely aware of the need for hydration.
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Safety First 3 minute read
Danny Maron: The need for refresher training
15 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.
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