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Wednesday, 17 May 2017
Fleet managers often ask how often companies should refresh their forklift operators’ skills to comply with the law. Stuart Taylor explains there are guidelines but, ultimately, it comes down to company policy. [ Read more ]
Safety First
Wednesday, 1 February 2017
Veteran trainer Rob Vetter gives his view on the fast and furious approaches to forklift driving. [ Read more ]
Safety First
Wednesday, 5 April 2017
Solid safety policies and discipline are needed in the face of growing risk-taking in workplaces, according to David Huisman. [ Read more ]
Your Focus
Wednesday, 29 March 2017
Special environments require unique approaches, according to Nick Welch. [ Read more ]
Safety First
Thursday, 23 March 2017
The FLTA is putting its new Quality Manager out on the road to ensure the highest standards, according to Peter Harvey. [ Read more ]
Your Focus
Tuesday, 14 March 2017
Businesses whose employees routinely work at height appreciate that to comply with safety regulations, they must use appropriate access equipment, yet those undertaking only occasional or seasonal activities may be unclear about their responsibilities, according to Allan Parsons. [ Read more ]
Your Focus
Wednesday, 8 March 2017
With renewed interest in lithium-ion batteries, many overlook options like fuel cells. Isidor Buchmann summarises the state of play. [ Read more ]
Your Focus
Wednesday, 1 March 2017
Training isn’t enough, especially when staff do the same thing over and over again, warns Stuart Taylor . [ Read more ]
Safety First
Tuesday, 17 January 2017
Workplace safety depends on well-serviced, reliable equipment, as Naomi Webb explains. [ Read more ]
Your Focus
Tuesday, 17 January 2017
One of these days these forklifts are gonna walk all over you, warns Danny Maron. [ Read more ]
Safety First
Wednesday, 28 December 2016
As warehouses strive for improved efficiency, one solution is cramming more stock into less space, as Kristin Lelewicz advises. [ Read more ]
Your Focus
Wednesday, 21 December 2016
Rob Vetter recently helped deliver a series of training sessions on forklifts for California OSHA enforcement and consultation personnel. The timing was interesting ... [ Read more ]
Safety First
Wednesday, 14 December 2016
Changes to weighing legislation, such as the recent Chain of Responsibility (CoR) laws in Australia and the global SOLAS (Safety Of Lives At Sea) regulations, have had repercussions for forklift fleet operators, according to Bill Ambrose. [ Read more ]
Your Focus
Wednesday, 2 November 2016
A recent case has highlighted the vital need for employers to thoroughly check and assess new employees’ forklift training and skills before they get behind the wheel of a truck, according to Stuart Taylor . [ Read more ]
Safety First
Wednesday, 26 October 2016
Dodgy dealers seem to be an inherent risk of buying anything second hand. However, when it comes to materials handling equipment, such dishonesty can be dangerous – even life-threatening. Peter Harvey explains how a new industry-wide initiative, Fork Truck Watchdog, will tackle the issue. [ Read more ]
Your Focus
Monday, 17 October 2016
Kevin Hill shares vital tips to reduce downtime and increase productivity within the warehouse. [ Read more ]
Your Focus
Thursday, 13 October 2016
In recognition of National Manufacturing Day, Jay Gusler offers some insights into the world of manufacturing, why it’s a viable career option and what it takes to build our forklifts. [ Read more ]
Your Focus
Wednesday, 5 October 2016
October 8 has been designated as National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day, and John Cococcia looks at developments in the technology. [ Read more ]
Your Focus
Wednesday, 28 September 2016
Following regulations to the letter is the only option, according to Rob Vetter. [ Read more ]
Safety First
Thursday, 8 September 2016
Can logistics services companies meet the demands of retailer clients in the Internet age and deliver a profit? John Maguire ponders the challenge. [ Read more ]
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