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Forkliftaction News has always promoted forklift safety and much of the attention to date has been on training and safe operating practices.
But as Melissa Barnett writes in this week's Special Report, safety begins long before the driver approaches the equipment. It starts with design.
And as safety awareness grows, we continue to see innovative designs that address many of the risks associated with moving materials, often in confined spaces and generally in the presence of pedestrians, other vehicles and valuable stock.
While corporate responsibility covers adequate training and sound operating procedures, it also involves buying the right equipment, and fleet managers should gain some valuable insights from the Special Report.
This weeks featureThis Week's Feature
Editorial articles by Forkliftaction News   
Safety through design
Each year Forkliftaction News receives alarming reports on industrial accidents involving forklifts. Many of these accidents result in injury, disability and, far too often, death. Melissa Barnett asks manufacturers if good forklift design can improve safety and whether the most common forklift accidents can be prevented at the drawing board stage. [Read the full report]
Local NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

AITA warns against ‘bargains’ Australasia News
Canberra, ACT The Australian Industrial Truck Association (AITA) is warning against ‘bargain basement’ forklifts, especially grey imports and obscure brands. The association suspects that these “enterprise imports have jumped from an ... [more]
Mobicon marks 20 years Australasia News
Brisbane, Qld Australian container handling manufacturer Mobicon Mini Straddle Carriers is celebrating 20 years of growth and success. Marking the milestone, managing director and founder Tom Schults recalls designing and selling ... [more]
Melbourne Market safety recommendations upheld Australasia News
Melbourne, Vic An attempt by the Melbourne Market Authority (MMA) to overturn a WorkSafe improvement notice in the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) has been unsuccessful. WorkSafe issued the improvement ... [more]
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Global NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Plant Hire UK places �25M order�
UNITED KINGDOM One of the UK’s leading national plant hire companies has placed its biggest-ever order for JCB equipment, worth GBP25 million (USD33.5 million), as it gears up for growth in the ... [more]
Noatum Container Terminal orders first RMGs
FINLAND Kalmar has signed an agreement with Noatum Container Terminal Bilbao for two rail-mounted gantry cranes (RMGs) for intermodal operation. This is Kalmar's first RMG delivery since the new offering was ... [more]
Linde offers new fork positioner
GERMANY Linde Material Handling has launched a new fork positioner, View, which it says provides a significantly improved view of the forks, especially when storing and retrieving goods. The ... [more]
Masslift delivers 200th forklift to Cashbuild
SOUTH AFRICA Masslift Africa has strengthened its relationship with Cashbuild with the delivery of its 200th forklift. The event marked a major milestone for Masslift Africa as it strives to develop long-term ... [more]
Movers & shakers
MH Equipmen, KION [more]
LOGA gets Terex CTT cranes
GERMANY French tower crane rental specialist LOGA is expanding its fleet with the addition of seven new Terex CTT 132-6 flat top tower cranes. LOGA selected the newest flat top tower ... [more]
Electrovaya signs Fortune 500 customer - Toronto, ON, Canada
Forum calls for cargo safety - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Solan launches Observation Post - New York, NY, United States [more]
Brick factory chooses Hysters
GERMANY German brick maker Radmacher Kalksandsteine has added two heavy-duty Hyster forklifts for its demanding operations. The family business recently chose the new Hyster H13XM-6 heavy-duty forklifts, with a lifting ... [more]
CeMAT ASIA breaks records
CHINA CeMAT ASIA notched up record levels of exhibitor and visitor participation earlier this month. According to organisers, this year's showcase at Shanghai's SNIEC exhibition centre featured 619 exhibitors ... [more]
Crown boosts Guan Chong operations
MALAYSIA Cocoa processor Guan Chong is using Crown materials handling equipment to help keep up with the world’s growing appetite for chocolate. Guan Chong exports its products to Europe, the Middle ... [more]
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With Cascade Specialty Attachments, the Sky’s the Limit
No matter what type of material handling challenge you may have, Cascade Corporation can design a solution for you. [more]
The Backbone® for Reach Trucks Stops Standup Forklift Underride
The greatest risk to a standup forklift operator is being struck by immobile objects such as racking components. Surprisingly, this even exceeds the risk of overturning. The Backbone� for Reach Trucks protects operators from this hazard. [more]
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BOLZONI AURAMO: cost savings in the white goods handling
Bolzoni Auramo has a plan on how to generate big cost savings in white goods handling. In 5 decades activity in the appliance handling business, Bolzoni Auramo has developed and improved its clamps to match the modern logistic needs.
Lithium powered pallet jack a hit with retail clients. Australasia News
The EP EPT20-12EZ lithium powered pallet jack makes life much safer and a whole lot easier for retail operators. The unit is a full powered pallet jack with 1200kgs of capacity and weighing only 120kgs. [more]
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With 850+ exhibits and education sessions, MODEX 2018 is where you’ll find the best equipment/system solutions for manufacturing/supply chain challenges. Visit and join us April 9-12, 2018 at Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. [more]
Innovative Solutions for Material Handling
RICO’s next generation of Explosion Proof lift trucks, AC-60 Phoenix Series, sets a new standard. [more]
Hoist T-Series Terminal Tractor Ready for Delivery
Hoist Liftruck’s highly anticipated entry into the terminal tractor market is completed with the launch of the Hoist T-Series from their dedicated assembly line in Hoist’s East Chicago, IN facility. [more]
Investing in Materials Handling Equipment
Has there ever been a better time to invest in materials handling equipment for your rental fleets? [more]
10th Doosan for Meta-Technik Kunstoff KG
Doosan Dealer HSR from M�nster delivered the 10th Doosan forklift to Meta-Technik from H�rstel (Germany), specialists of manufacturing plastic components. With the new 2.5 ton forklifts.
Hangcha displays the 'New Look of Made in China' at CeMAT ASIA 2017
Hangcha displayed its leading-edge technologies on industrial vehicles in the field of logistics, showcased its series vehicle models for material handling and comprehensive services for whole value chain in all respects at CeMAT ASIA 2017. [more]
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With Cascade Specialty Attachments, the Sky’s the Limit
The Backbone® for Reach Trucks Stops Standup Forklift Underride
TOUGHJACKET T Abrasion Resistant Hose - Built For Safety
BOLZONI AURAMO: cost savings in the white goods handling
Lithium powered pallet jack a hit with retail clients.
MODEX 2018 - Find the solutions to FUTUREPROOF your supply chain
Innovative Solutions for Material Handling
Hoist T-Series Terminal Tractor Ready for Delivery
Investing in Materials Handling Equipment
10th Doosan for Meta-Technik Kunstoff KG
Hangcha displays the 'New Look of Made in China' at CeMAT ASIA 2017
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