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Rob Vetter addresses an interesting topic in his Safety First column this week:  experience does not equal competence. It’s unfortunate that anyone who can drive a vehicle feels somehow qualified to operate a forklift. Give them a few minutes behind the wheel and a basic understanding of how to raise and lower the forks, and they feel fully equipped to operate the equipment.
Worse still, some employers are happy to put staff behind the controls with just superficial experience and entrust their safety and those of all in the business to scant training and preparation.
Vetter takes this a step further by discussing the challenges of training people who think they know how to do it - a balancing act between respecting their skills and teaching them what they need to know.
It’s food for thought.
 
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Local NewsFROM THE FORKLIFTACTION.COM EDITORIAL TEAM

Company fined after forklift injures worker Australasia News
Adelaide, South Australia The Industrial Court has fined Holsten’s Pty Ltd a total of $66,000 plus legal fees after an employee was crushed between a roller door and a forklift back rail while ... [more]
Fonterra increases forklift fleet Australasia News
Darfield Dairy co-op giant Fonterra has increased its forklift fleet at its $500 million milk powder drier site in Darfield to cope with the increase in milk powder production and the ... [more]
Schenker opens new $8.5 million distribution centre Australasia News
Melbourne, Victoria Logistics specialist Schenker Australia has opened a new $8.5 million eco-friendly distribution centre in Altona. It features low-emission T5 lighting - an innovation that operators say will save emissions ... [more]
ALC lists five priorities in freight logistics Australasia News
Canberra, ACT The Australian Logistics Council (ALC) has listed five critical projects that the incoming Abbott government must deliver to improve productivity and efficiency in the freight logistics industry. MD Michael ... [more]
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Global NewsFROM THE FORKLIFTACTION.COM EDITORIAL TEAM

CSX makes repeat order
UNITED STATES Konecranes has received a repeat rubber-tyred gantry crane (RTG) order from transportation supplier CSX Intermodal Terminals in the US. The recent order comprises four Konecranes RTGs and an ... [more]
Spike in accidents could follow improving economy
UNITED KINGDOM Forklift accidents could increase with the improving UK economy unless companies invest in workforce training. This will be the focus of a message to delegates at next week’s National ... [more]
Auto maker orders more AGVs
UNITED STATES Ford Motor Co of Dearborn, Michigan has ordered automatic guided vehicle (AGV) systems from the AeroTech segment of John Bean Technologies Corp, doing business as JBT Corp. JBT says ... [more]
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Flexi on course for a record year
UNITED KINGDOM Flexi Narrow Aisle expects to produce 40% more Flexi units at its West Midlands factory this year. The articulated forklift manufacturer says 2013 is “on course to be a ... [more]
Celebration marks shipping week and port’s 175th anniversary
UNITED KINGDOM The Associated British Ports (ABP) organised a champagne reception at London’s Trinity House to celebrate the 175th anniversary of the Port of Southampton and to mark the beginning of London ... [more]
Product News
TMHE launches improved trucks - Brussels, Belgium
New series from Eastern Europe - Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Hyundai expands range - Geel, Belgium
Twelve new models of warehouse trucks - Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany [more]
Plug Power raises USD10.5M from stock offers
UNITED STATES Alternative energy technology provider Plug Power Inc has completed a public offering of 18.6 million shares of common stock and an overallotment sale of 2.79 million shares at USD0.54 per ... [more]
Crash course for young talent
UNITED KINGDOM All of JCB’s 250 apprentices attended the ‘Crash Course’ event at the company’s world headquarters in Rocester, Staffordshire this month. Mainly targeted at young drivers aged 16 to 25, ... [more]
Two-wheel transport improves response
UNITED KINGDOM A mobile engineer for Somerstotalkare, which supplies the Forklifter system, has taken to two wheels to speed up services to customers. Following a 12-month trial using both a van ... [more]
Solutions available at Modex 2014 in Atlanta
UNITED STATES MHI’s Modex 2014 exposition intends to offer a broad palette of solutions during its 17-20 March run in Atlanta. The event’s tagline is “solutions that move supply chains”. ... [more]
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I.D. Systems presents the first UK MHE Fleet Management Seminar this October
October 10th, 2013, I.D. Systems (UK) Ltd. presents an un-missable seminar. Don’t miss your opportunity to discuss how Fleet management solutions enhance safety, improve productivity and maximize value for your MHE fleet. Consult with industry experts, OEMs, customers and visionaries. [more]
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The right forks for heavy forklifts
Scana Booforge, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of large and customized fork arms, is focusing in the heavier segment and assures the design and quality which a large fork requires in order to withstand the heavy wear and tear. [more]
Rocla’s automated guided vehicles increase paper mill productivity
Portugal’s leading paper and pulp producer, Portucel Soporcel Group, uses fully automated paper reel and pallet transportation and storage with 20 Rocla AGVs and an automated battery exchange station in its paper mill. [more]
Control one of the greatest risks in your workplace - the Forklift
Introducing the new Online Information Session (Webinar) ‘7 Steps to Executing Forklift Safety’ from Global Compliance, the global consulting organisation that supports businesses in achieving their quality, safety and environmental goals. [more]
Patrick Port Logistics trusts Straddle Carriers for their container handling needs Australasia News
Patrick Port Logistics in Melbourne have entrusted Straddle Carriers Australia for their container handling needs with the recent hire of a Combilift Straddle Carrier to be utilised by Toyota Motor Corporation Australia in their Altona Manufacturing Plant. [more]
Weighsafe celebrates global release of the WDU-MINI for Forklifts
Weighsafe celebrates on Forkliftaction with the world-wide release of a new model for forklifts - the Weighsafe WDU-MINI. With its clever, compact design, the WDU-MINI has a 6 digit display which totalizes each performed lift. [more]
Double-deep pallet storage: Telescopic forks vs. Pantograph
Double-deep stacking can increase warehouse capacity by up to 30% compared to “single-deep” warehouse operations. Telescopic forks can reach nearly twice as far as normal forks which enables Lift trucks to access all double-deep storage locations from a single aisle. [more]
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Are your lift trucks telling you how they are doing?
Konecranes TRUCONNECT® Remote Monitoring and Reporting service enables you to track the real usage of your lift trucks through a remote connection. Increase your safety and productivity with TRUCONNECT®. [more]
TVH is now also Dana-Spicer distributor
TVH recently became a distributor of original Dana-Spicer parts. Dana-Spicer is renowned worldwide as a manufacturer and supplier of drivetrain components, complete drive shafts and transmissions. [more]
Ohio Fuel Cell Coalition Hosts special event at Fuel Cell Seminar & Energy Expo
The Ohio Fuel Cell Coalition will host a Supply Chain Exchange event at the 2013 Fuel Cell Seminar & Energy Exposition, presenting a unique opportunity for Ohio and Midwest suppliers to connect with national and international fuel cell integrators.
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The 8th China (Shenzhen) International Logistics and Transportation Fair
With expected 1,200 exhibitors from over 30 countries and 80,000 visitors from more than 60 states and regions, the China (Shenzhen) International Logistics and Transportation Fair (CILF) is the leading logistics and transport expo in Asia. [more]
Congratulations to our pick of the week #ForkliftsGoGlobal
Forklift manufacturers and distributors... Thanks to everyone who showed off their local forklift advertisements for #ForkliftsGoGlobal. Cat Lift Trucks in The Netherlands is our final PICK OF THE WEEK. [more]
Safety First
FROM OUR INDEPENDENT SAFETY EXPERTS
Rob Vetter: Assume nothing
Not all training starts with a clean slate, and sometimes you have to deal with people who already have some experience. Rob Vetter looks at the challenges.
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
TAKE THE LEAD IN QUALITY CONTROL & AFTER SALES SERVICE
I.D. Systems presents the first UK MHE Fleet Management Seminar this October
The right forks for heavy forklifts
Rocla’s automated guided vehicles increase paper mill productivity
Control one of the greatest risks in your workplace - the Forklift
Patrick Port Logistics trusts Straddle Carriers for their container handling needs
Weighsafe celebrates global release of the WDU-MINI for Forklifts
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Double-deep pallet storage: Telescopic forks vs. Pantograph
Are your lift trucks telling you how they are doing?
TVH is now also Dana-Spicer distributor
Ohio Fuel Cell Coalition Hosts special event at Fuel Cell Seminar & Energy Expo
The 8th China (Shenzhen) International Logistics and Transportation Fair
Congratulations to our pick of the week #ForkliftsGoGlobal
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"I think the new rules will get rid of most of the cowboys that exist in forklift training. I'll give you an example of the new rules. An assessor must become accredited by the Government. An assessor must give OHS three days’ notice of an assessment so one of the inspectors can turn up unannounced to oversee the assessment. This is think is a good idea as I’m sure the inspector will give good advice of where an assessor is going wrong or advice on improving an assessment.".
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"Could someone recommend what type of wheels should be best suited for minus 18 C cold room application of a STILL EXU 20 (whether Vulkollan, 75 shore, 93 shore etc)? I have to order the wheels for this truck but there are so many options in the part manual.".
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"We have problem with pedestrian pallet truck Komatsu MWP20F. When tiller is moved to the right the truck switches off and you need to swith off/on main power. Where we can get calibration tools for this machine: program les_diag or les28 and COMBI external diagnostic unit that is called U.C.B. 97?".
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