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This week’s Safety First column raises an interesting point: we’re all responsible for forklift safety.
Safety is not a set-and-forget activity which ends when the employer settles the account for an employee training session.
Organisations clearly have a responsibility to maintain a safe working environment and, unfortunately, no-one can rely on equipment operators’ intentions to “do the right thing”.
Accidents happen. Workers become fatigued or just bored. Systems are taken for granted. Deadline pressures lead to short cuts.
The fact remains that safety requires ongoing vigilance, from the shop floor to the board table.
Safety is everyone’s concern.
Local NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Exclusive deal for NYK in Queensland Australasia News
Brisbane, Queensland NYK Forklifts has become the exclusive dealer for the Nichiyu brand of battery electric forklifts in Queensland. General manager Phil Singleton tells News that the company will ... [more]
Free program addresses safety in the workplace Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales WorkCover NSW is calling for small and large businesses across the state to take part in its 2015 Mentor Program. The free program involves large and medium-sized businesses pairing ... [more]
New logistics facility opens in New Zealand Australasia News
Christchurch SB Global Logistics, a network partner of DB Schenker, has opened a new $10 million office and warehouse facility near Christchurch Airport. The 5,000 sqm logistics facility is located ... [more]
New warehouse product protects against forklift damage Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales A new product from Colby Storage Solutions, part of global materials handling giant Dematic, aims to enhance safety levels in Australian and New Zealand warehouses and distribution centres. The ... [more]
Global NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

KION Group pursues Strategy 2020
GERMANY KION Group CEO Gordon Riske has taken over as CEO of the group’s brand companies Linde Material Handling and STILL GmbH. This is because the previous CEOs Theodor Maurer ... [more]
Reliable Fork Lift expands
Reliable Fork Lift Sales LLC has acquired a new site and plans by August to relocate about 4 mi. (6.4 km) within Phoenix. Don and Mary Carlson own the ... [more]
TNE, Prolift add MCFA lines
UNITED STATES Materials handling equipment manufacturer Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc (MCFA) has appointed two new dealers: TNE Equipment in the North Hampton area and Prolift Inc in the Buffalo market. ... [more]
Schedule proposal for LoneStar v Omega
UNITED STATES While negotiating a possible settlement, attorneys for defendant Omega Lift Distributors Inc and plaintiff LoneStar Forklift Inc have proposed new dates on the pending fraud and misrepresentation case in the ... [more]
HFT celebrates 30 years
UNITED KINGDOM Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks distributor HFT Forklifts has marked its 30th anniversary with a rock extravaganza. Two hundred and fifty of the family-run firm’s customers, suppliers and staff attended ... [more]
Movers & Shakers
Industrial Truck Association, Plug Power Inc [more]
Jungheinrich claims competitive edge in spare parts with depot
GERMANY Jungheinrich says moving its central spare parts depot in 2013 has resulted in clients reaping the benefits of a highly efficient delivery service for original spare parts. In ... [more]
Manitowoc splits under pressure
UNITED STATES The board of Manitowoc Co Inc on 29 January authorised separating its cranes and foodservice businesses and on 27 January approved a by-law amendment eventually eliminating its classified structure for ... [more]
STILL victorious in Volkswagen competition - Hamburg, Germany
John Deere honours Hyster - Greenville, NC, United States
AUSA is national champion - Manresa, Spain [more]
Flux batteries power pallet jacks
UNITED STATES Flux Power Holdings Inc reports a global consumer packaged goods company took delivery of 22 more LiFT Pack batteries for use mostly at locations in the north-east region of the ... [more]
Product News
Bobcat telehandlers launched at show - Waterloo, Belgium
Logitrans meets demand with rotator - Ribe, Denmark
Jungeinrich presents new order picker - Hamburg, Germany
Genie introduces safety bar - Redmond, WA, United States [more]
UK firm introduces forklift safety management qualification
UNITED KINGDOM Mentor Training has launched the first-ever IOSH accredited safety management course geared at those responsible for overseeing forklift operations.   The four-day IOSH Managing Safely: Forklift Operations course ... [more]
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Safety First (Blog)
Nick Welch: Supervisors are responsible for forklift operations
As awareness of the risks of forklift operation rises, Nick Welch argues that the buck stops with supervisors. [more]
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Bolzoni Auramo at PROMAT 2015, Chicago
Forklift truck attachment manufacturer Bolzoni Auramo will be glad to welcome visitors and customers to their ProMat exhibit at booth 5444. The company is excited to present some of their most recent and innovative products. [more]
Keytroller’s FOREWARNER Blue/RED LED Warning Spotlights now in 3 sizes
Keytroller’s FOREWARNER Blue/RED LED Warning Spotlights is now available in 3 model/sizes: standard 55”, MINI 4”, and MAXI 9".  All FOREWARNER’s provide a Blue/red  focused spot visual warning in addition to traditional back up audio alarms. [more]
BodyGuard driver awareness: Promote a culture of safety in your workplace
The BodyGuardT “i-Tag” warning system reduces risk of collision between forklifts and pedestrians. The system helps lower risk of collision by providing a highly visible indication and human voice audible warning when someone is detected too close to the vehicle. [more]
Delta-Q shows IC650 Battery Charger at LogiMAT 2015
LOGIMAT 2015 EXHIBITION, STUTTGART, GERMANY - Delta-Q Technologies is exhibiting at LogiMAT 2015 (Hall 8m, Stand 8F21) with growing momentum for its IC650 Industrial Battery Charger for fork lift truck applications. [more]
The way to creating the best-user-experience reach truck
The Cat NR14-25N2 Reach Truck is finalist in ergonomics of the Awards of Excellence 2015. The NR14-25N2 marks the culmination the R&D team’s mission to make the reach truck the best machine in the market in terms of user experience. [more]
First class components and smart technology: that’s Bomaq
It has been almost three years since Bomaq began the assembly of their groundbreaking B30 MP 4WD, and since then, they have had no time to stop. The rough-terrain manufacturer reflects on their greatest challenges and achievements so far. [more]
PROMAT 2015 exhibitor preview: Meet leading providers face-to-face
On March 23 - 26, 2015, MHI will host its premier manufacturing, supply chain and logistics event - ProMat. Here's your preview covering the solutions and products that the leading exhibitors will be presenting at the show. [more]
The 2nd GCC Supply Chain & Logistics Conference Announced!
Muscat: Spearheaded by the Ministry of Transport & Communication, the 2nd edition of the GCC Supply Chain and Logistics Conference is all set for later this year. The event will take place from  13 - 16 April 2015. [more]
What Does the Future Hold for the Materials Handling Industry?
Automation, intelligent production cycles and the impact of a thriving e-commerce environment are only a few topics that will be explored at Australia’s first CeMAT and its dedicated Conference being held on the 5-7 May at the Sydney Olympic Park. [more]
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February 26 our intrepid journalist Melissa Barnett will take you on a journey into the rough and rugged world of rough-terrain and construction equipment. Forklifts, telehandlers, rough-terrain wheels, suspensions, safety equipment and more, Forkliftaction News will examine the big and the small of rough-terrain through the lens of current issues such as safety, new technologies and regulations, design, market growth and sales.

Featuring industry insights from a variety of experts including H&K Equipment, Comatra, Manitex Lift King, AUSA, IST Tyre and Bomaq.

February 26 - strap yourself in for our rough-terrain feature. Want to know more, CONTACT US.
SVETRUCK Opening New Dealer Territories
Bolzoni Auramo at PROMAT 2015, Chicago
Keytroller’s FOREWARNER Blue/RED LED Warning Spotlights now in 3 sizes
BodyGuard driver awareness: Promote a culture of safety in your workplace
Delta-Q shows IC650 Battery Charger at LogiMAT 2015
The way to creating the best-user-experience reach truck
First class components and smart technology: that’s Bomaq
PROMAT 2015 exhibitor preview: Meet leading providers face-to-face
The 2nd GCC Supply Chain & Logistics Conference Announced!
What Does the Future Hold for the Materials Handling Industry?
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Coming up in 2015:
• FORKLIFT BUILD 101 - 18 Jun 2015
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In The Discussion Forums
"I'm a strong proponent of any and everything Linde, I truly believe they produce the best lift trucks available. From the rumors I've heard regarding the new products which will be coming available in the years to come, it wouldn't surprise me if there was a shift to the Kion name. I would be embarrassed to have Linde's name on the upcoming "lower initial cost" trucks I've been hearing about. Either way all we can do know is keep our fingers crossed that the new gear isn't complete xxxx!".
Robe, Canada
"I am curious as to how this turned out? Did you manage to get out on your own yet or still working on it? All the above are good points couple of my thoughts (Canadian based)".
ForkLiftACE, Canada
"Carrying pallets 2 high is a high risk, hence the fact LF licenses are high risk licenses. obstructed view is not an issue as driver should always face direction of travel which in this case would be backwards if in a counterbalance or business as usual in a reach truck. Yes weight shifts when cornering which is why operators corner slowly as per manufacturer specification (and common sense for anyone with a clue).".
DRVR007, Australia
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