News Edition #994 - 1 October 2020

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This week's newsletter includes the second part of our special feature on safety. In particular, we focus on a number of different solutions addressing some of the risks associated with materials handling.
But we're reminded that safety is much more than the sum of the parts. While access control or seatbelts may improve aspects of forklift safety, the bigger picture involves awareness of the importance of training, equipment maintenance, warehouse design, operational monitoring and, importantly, separating pedestrians and equipment.
The solutions we report on are only part of the approach - and it's vital that we don't rely on individual safety tools. We need to keep our eye on the overall operation.
Let's be careful out there...


Forklift safety: solutions for every risk
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Warehouse workers concerned about COVID-19  Sydney, NSW, Australia

Retail warehouse workers are becoming increasingly concerned about the risks of COVID-19, according to a report in Jocobin. The report claims that "the majority of Victoria's second coronavirus wave...

New LEEA board member for Australia  Perth, WA, Australia

After nine years of highly valued service, Ashley Thacker has stepped down from the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) board as regional director - Australia. Steven Flint, founder and CEO...
Hyster introduces a new big truck with a series of cabin upgrades for enhanced user comfort and visibility. Hyster's new H16-18XD series big trucks can efficiently handle up to 16t or 18t, and are backed by the outstanding quality of the Hyster® brand and its reliable network of dealers.

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Jungheinrich buys into Magazino  Hamburg, Germany

Jungheinrich has acquired a stake in the Munich-based robotics start-up Magazino. "Magazino is a highly innovative young company that has outstanding skills in the area of navigation and control...

Ballard ramps up for fuel cell growth  Vancouver, BC, Canada

Ballard Power Systems has entered into an agreement to collaborate with Mahle, a leading international development partner and supplier to the commercial vehicle and automotive industry, on the development...

FLTA urges buyers to ‘shop smart’  Berkshire, United Kingdom

The Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) is urging buyers to support its members who work to "demonstrably higher standards" than non-compliant companies. Tim Waples, chief executive of the FLTA...
TVH, Hyster-Yale, Navitas Systems

Genie hybrid boom lift hits Europe  Roosendaal, Netherlands

Genie distributors in Europe report strong interest in the new Z-45 FE hybrid boom lift with sales to rental and end-user customers. In Denmark, rental business Lift & Loft was...

Ford opens materials handling facility  Chicago, IL, United States

Ford Motor Co. has opened a materials handling facility on the south-east side of Chicago, near its automobile assembly facility. According to media reports, the new facility, in the...
Germany gives events a green light - Bremen, Germany
Virtual SHD next month - London, United Kingdom

Man dies in Louisiana accident  Avoyelles Parish, LA, United States

A Plaucheville man has died in a forklift accident, according to the Avoyelles Parish Sheriff's Office. Leonard Paul Duet, 72, was attempting to raise himself with a forklift using...

Fork in the sky?  Burbach, Germany

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Superfork! That was the consensus recently when fork arm manufacturer Vetter was showing off a new turntable ladder to...
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Warehouse Design Inc is proud to present their new generation patented fall protection safety harness - protect your operators and users!
J.Führ offers true one stop shopping to increase your performance!
SEEN Safety's IRIS Pedestrian Detection Sensors align with Health & Safety policy trends requiring more active controls for risk mitigation.
Expert solutions for static charge hazards in forklift operations from Camso.
The Safe & Stop system distributed by Intella Liftparts is a unique safety accessory which can help prevent forklift/pedestrian accidents.
Start-Manager Inc. is pleased to introduce their rugged line of access control and daily safety check devices for material handling applications.

Handling Specialty AGV capable of lifting up to 200,000 lbs.
TVH is excited to offer over 600,000 parts and accessories for light construction equipment to keep you running better longer.
Heli will be participating in the 128th Canton Fair online from October 15th to 24th.
MEYER's range of dedicated attachment solutions for lift trucks and AGV for a reliable and efficient approach to automotive plant material handling.
Cat® Lift Trucks' guidelines for safe forklift operator behaviour.
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Forklift buyers choose safety
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