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Important Forklift Operator Skills

Important Forklift Operator Skills

July 2021

For a warehouse to be operated successfully they rely on a dedicated team of forklift and materials handling equipment operators to safely and efficiently transport and distribute goods.

This week’s post briefly examines six important skills all forklift operators should possess.

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Common Warehouse Safety Signs

Common Warehouse Safety Signs

July 2021

In this week’s post we briefly explore some of the different types of safety signs that can be used in warehouses.

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What is the Difference between a Skid and a Pallet?

What is the Difference between a Skid and a Pallet?

July 2021

The terms ‘pallet’ and ‘skid are commonly used interchangeably to describe what is believed by many to be the same thing, they are two different platforms that goods can be stored or supported on.

In this post we highlight the differences between pallets and skids whilst demonstrating applications for both.

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Comparing Forklifts and Pallet Stackers

Comparing Forklifts and Pallet Stackers

July 2021

There are two main types of units that are commonly used for the safe and efficient movement of palletised goods either a forklift or a pallet stacker.

In this post we compare the differences between the two unit types whilst looking at the advantages and disadvantages for of both.

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9 Common Forklift Hazards

9 Common Forklift Hazards

June 2021

In this week’s post we briefly describe ten common forklift hazards and how they can be mitigated to improve safety.

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5 Ways a Forklift Can Save Time and Money

5 Ways a Forklift Can Save Time and Money

June 2021

This week’s post looks at some common ways the utilisation of forklifts can save time and money.

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How to Choose the Correct Forklift Attachment for your Application

How to Choose the Correct Forklift Attachment for your Application

June 2021

Adding compatible attachments to your forklift can greatly increase its versatility and expand the range of tasks it is able to complete.

In this week’s post we look at key questions that need to be considered when selecting the most appropriate attachment for your application, whilst also exploring some of the wide range of attachments available.

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Key Factors that Affect the Average Lifespan of a Forklift

Key Factors that Affect the Average Lifespan of a Forklift

June 2021

The lifespan of a forklift is calculated and measured by the number of hours it has been operated for.

In this post we briefly examine some of the key factors that directly impact on the lifespan of a forklift, including:

  1. Fuel type
  2. Operator behavior
  3. Work environment
  4. Maintenance practices
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Hyster’s New Materials Handling Innovations

Hyster’s New Materials Handling Innovations

May 2021

Hyster is continually investing in the research and development of clean energy solutions that not only assist customers in achieving their environmental benchmarks, but also deliver the levels of performance they’ve come to expect from Hyster’s industry leading forklifts and MHE.

In this post we briefly explore some of the innovative clean energy product development and new units that Hyster is developing or has released to the market.

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Combilift Launches New Aisle-Master Order Picker

Combilift Launches New Aisle-Master Order Picker

May 2021

The new Aisle-Master Order Picker model combines all the advantages of a narrow aisle articulated forklift with an order picker for versatile operation across warehousing and logistic operations.

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