Logistics & Materials Handling Blog

How to Park a Forklift Safely

How to Park a Forklift Safely

May 2021

At the end of every shift it is important that all operators shutdown their forklifts correctly and park them in a safe place overnight.

In this blog we briefly look at the criteria that needs to be considered when choosing the safest place to park a forklift and the correct procedure for parking a unit.

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What is the Difference between a Scissor Lift and a Boom Lift?

What is the Difference between a Scissor Lift and a Boom Lift?

May 2021

In this blog we briefly explain what scissor and boom lifts are and then look at four key considerations that can be used to determine the best lift for your application.

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World Day for Safety and Health at Work – Combilift

World Day for Safety and Health at Work – Combilift

April 2021

In recognition of World Day for Safety and Health at Work on April 28th 2021 this week’s blog in conjunction with Combilift looks at three ways their innovative materials handling units can improve safety at work.

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Forklift Attachment Safety Checks

Forklift Attachment Safety Checks

April 2021

In this week’s blog we look at some common checks that can be carried out before purchase and operation of a forklift attachment to ensure safety and efficiency.

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Comparison: Lithium Ion VS Lead Acid Forklift Batteries

Comparison: Lithium Ion VS Lead Acid Forklift Batteries

April 2021

Whilst the initial cost of lithium ion batteries is considerably higher than lead acid alternatives, their two to three times longer operational life, increased efficiency, environmental and safety features make them an appealing alternative.

In this week’s blog we compare and discuss some of the advantages of lithium ion forklift batteries.

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How to Reduce and Prevent Damage to Your Forklift

How to Reduce and Prevent Damage to Your Forklift

April 2021

A key part of looking after a forklift is being able to prevent or reduce the likelihood of any damage occurring to the forklift that could adversely affect its operation and safety.

This week’s blog explores seven ways owners and operators can reduce or prevent damage to their forklifts from occurring.

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Comparison Counterbalance Forklifts VS Reach Trucks

Comparison Counterbalance Forklifts VS Reach Trucks

March 2021

Two of the most common types of forklifts are counterbalance and reach forklifts, this week’s blog provides a brief comparison between the two types of forklifts.

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Common Signs Your Forklift Needs a Service

Common Signs Your Forklift Needs a Service

March 2021

This week’s blog looks at why forklift maintenance is vitally important and briefly discusses some of the common signs that should be looked for to indicate a unit may need to be serviced.

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What is a Boom Lift?

What is a Boom Lift?

March 2021

A type of aerial lift boom lifts allow operators to be raised and moved horizontal and vertically to complete works outdoors, industrial, maintenance and constructions projects.

This week’s blog describes the concept of a boom lift and looks at the advantages of using a boom lift on projects.

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What are Order and Stock Pickers?

What are Order and Stock Pickers?

February 2021

This week’s blog briefly profiles the different types of order and stock pickers available and looks at the advantages of utilising them over other methods to lift operators to complete work.

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