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Safety is clearly one of the most important operational issues for forklifts, and over the years, we have highlighted a range of topics from roll-over avoidance to train-the-trainer requirements. But sometimes it’s worth taking a step back and checking the basics. And that’s what we do in this week’s Safety First column: look at some of the key precautions. Some of the tips may be glaringly obvious - in fact, we hope they all are. But if there’s even one piece of information which had been overlooked and which is brought to your attention, then we have achieved our objective of making sure we’re all safe out there.
Hope you all have an accident- and incident-free week.
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|Building supplier adds Toyota units to forklift fleet Australasia News|
Darwin, Northern Territory Concrete building block manufacturer HB Blocks has commissioned a fleet of new Toyota forklifts to help boost productivity.
The company has four 3T payload Toyota forklifts on a long-term ... [more]
|Technology creates growth opportunity for logistics Australasia News|
Sydney, New South Wales DHL Express senior VP for Oceania Gary Edstein says new opportunities are opening up in the express industry as it undergoes changes in its 45-year history.
“Over time, it ... [more]
|Logistics underpin Australia’s economy - ALC Australasia News|
Canberra, ACT The Australian Logistics Council (ALC) has published a major report which shows that the Australian logistics industry adds $131.6 billion a year (8.6%) to GDP and employs approximately 1.2 million ... [more]
|New port authority established for NSW Australasia News|
Sydney, New South Wales The New South Wales government has formed a new authority from the amalgamation of the Sydney, Newcastle and Port Kembla port corporations.
According to Minister for Roads and Freight ... [more]
|Global News||Editorial articles by Forkliftaction News|
|KION Group invests in Europe|
GERMANY The KION Group will employ 200 staff at the new plant it is building in the Czech Republic as part of its long-term investment program for the European market. ... [more]
|Bolzoni and Meyer merge in Portugal|
PORTUGAL Bolzoni Auramo and Meyer products will be distributed in Portugal by Bolzoni Portugal Lda, a company formed by Bolzoni SpA and attachment industry members Joaquim Mafra and Luis Silva. ... [more]
|Sackett targets European growth|
UNITED STATES Battery exchange equipment specialist Sackett Systems Inc has established a sales and marketing office in Almelo, the Netherlands to focus on business development and growth in Europe.
“We realised ... [more]
|Impact Handling partners Dawson|
UNITED KINGDOM Impact Handling has appointed Dawson Materials Handling Equipment as its strategic dealer partner for Cat Lift Trucks in Ireland.
The company will be responsible for sales and aftersales support ... [more]
|Tony Mohan appointed UKWA chairman|
UNITED KINGDOM The United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) has announced the appointment of Tony Mohan as the association’s new chairman.
Mohan takes over from John Maguire, who had held the role ... [more]
|Automated pallet trucks enter service|
UNITED STATES A Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin plant of Honeywell International Inc is utilising four GP8 pallet trucks from Seegrid Corp for automated transport of materials and goods.
The automated guided vehicles ... [more]
|UniCarriers realigns US sales|
UNITED STATES UniCarriers Americas Corp has redefined its US regional sales organisation to focus on its two key legacy brands while maintaining its current aftermarket and national account teams.
The moves ... [more]
|Landmark machine goes to longtime customer|
GERMANY Terex Port Solutions (TPS) in Würzburg has delivered its 1,000th diesel-electric straddle carrier to longtime customer North Sea Terminal Bremerhaven GmbH & Co (NTB).
The delivery of the machine ... [more]
|Massive marina forklift goes to work|
UNITED STATES Following a year of planning and anticipating, Sanibel Harbour Yacht Club (SHYC) added a huge marina forklift that weighs 217,000 lb. (97,650 kg).
The Marina Bull forklift W8.4M2 LoPro ... [more]
Boom lifts for UK market
- Huntingdon, United Kingdom
Linde Cup kicked off
- Beijing China
AUSA dealers at MEFA
- Trondheim, Norway [more]
|Automated gate reduces waiting times|
UNITED KINGDOM Kalmar will deliver an automated gate system to the Port of Liverpool, operated by Peelports Group, that will reduce waiting times and administration for hauliers and result in faster turnaround. ... [more]
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|Over a decade of experience goes into UHL’s pipe handling solutions|
Unit Load Handling Systems, Inc. of Alvin, Texas, has worked for over a decade with the energy industry to provide pipe hold down attachments for forklifts. ULH produce rugged yet economical clamping devices to safely handle pipe and round stock. [more]
|TruckLOG’s stand-alone Speed Zoning technology|
The TruckLOG TK5 Speed Zoning System uses a series of strategically located routers around the site to create a speed controlled zone. When vehicles enter these zones the system triggers a limited vehicle travel speed. [more]
|Need carton clamps, fork clamps or rotators? Long Reach has you covered.|
Since 1934, Long Reach has been setting the standard in robust customizable lift truck attachments, for any purpose. Long Reach manufactures industry leading attachments, including carton clamps, fork clamps and rotators. [more]
|CLARK Recognizes 2014 Top Parts and Service Managers|
CLARK Material Handling Company, an industry leader in customer support, recognized the top Parts and Service Managers for 2014 from across North America for their outstanding contributions in supporting CLARK customers in their geographic regions. [more]
|45 years of experience in accessory manufacturing|
Little Giant Europe is one of the leading suppliers of accessories for lift trucks in different industries. Over the past 45 years we have delivered in-house developed and manufactured products around the globe. [more]
|No need to push|
Lencrow has just launched its latest pallet jack on the market. The EPT20-15EHJ is a pump to lift with power drive which offers a much safer alternative to hand pallet jacks. The unit has a capacity of 1500kgs.
|Industries Rally Behind Safety in Action Sydney Australasia News|
The largest exhibition of its kind, Safety in Action Sydney (from September 2 - 4 this year) is an absolute must attend for anyone whose job involves safety, either theirs, or those around them. [more]
|Build a stronger business network at the ICHCA - SAFC National Conference Australasia News|
Take the opportunity to build a stronger business network by attending the 2 day ICHCA/SAFC conference, the Flinders Port Holdings cocktails and Gala Dinner, the industry tour and race day. Meet expert speakers and make contact with the conference sponsors. [more]
|Safety First (Blog)|
FROM OUR INDEPENDENT SAFETY EXPERTS
|Laura Holland: Back to basics |
This section normally looks at some complex issues, but this column by Laura Holland addresses some broad forklift safety issues.