All posts by Anne Marshall

Forklift tyres constructed from dandelions!

  The humble dandelion looks set to play a key role in the future development of tyres, as its roots are a source of high-quality natural rubber, according to Continental Tyres.   Continental are currently testing car and truck tyres made with Taraxagum dandelion rubber and say it won’t ..
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Safetember and a Safety Champion Award!

You don't walk away from a  fork lift accident.
The Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) is running it’s annual, month long, campaign promoting forklift safety for the month of September.   This year’s theme is “You don’t walk away from a fork lift accident” is particularly hard hitting and emphasises the seriousness of fork lift tru ..
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Don’t forget training on pallet trucks

Operating a pallet truck may seem a fairly straightforward task to some people but accidents do happen.  Aldi Stores Ltd were fined £1 million with further costs of £70,000 after a delivery driver received severe injuries to his foot whilst operating an electric pallet truck.   A spokesperso ..
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Farm Safety Week 2017

This is Farm Safety Week 2017 where farmers are urged to find and address risks to make their farms safer places to live and work.

 

Machinery and transport are one of the most common causes of serious injuries and deaths in agriculture.

 

Rough Terrain Telescopic trucks have been used for many years on farms and are very popular due to their ability to carry an assortment of loads via forks or bucket over muddy or uneven ground.

 

These trucks will have retractable stabilisers to ensure maximum stability when lifting loads above 9 or 10 metres. They also have the ability to steer with all 4 wheels enabling them to manoeuvre in relatively tight spaces. Some have the capacity to lift up to 4,000 kgs to a height of 20 metres.

 

Training on these trucks is essential for operators to understand how easily these trucks can fall over. Stackers Training can provide onsite training on rough terrain telescopic trucks.  For more information on training and course durations click on the link below:

 

http://stackerstraining.co.uk/rough-terrain-telescopic-training/

 

If you are unsure of your requirements, please call Stackers Training on 0800 024 8084.

 

To emphasize the importance of correct training, carrying out risk assessments and putting in place safe working procedures, see the article on the link below.  A firm was fined £240,000 after a lorry driver was crushed to death when a two tonne fully loaded grain bin fell onto him from a forklift truck.

https://www.nfuonline.com/cross-sector/farm-business/farm-safety/farm-safety-news/firm-fined-240000-after-driver-crushed-to-death/

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Knowing when to replace your Forklift Tyres

Forklifts play a significant role in ensuring businesses continue to operate smoothly. Therefore, it is important that each part of the forklift is maintained in order to reduce downtime and provide operators with a safe and effective machine. Tyre maintenance is commonly overlooked and it is often ..
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Gas Powered Forklifts

Fork lift trucks powered by LPG (liquified petroleum gas) have long been popular, due to their competitive pricing and suitability for inside/outside usage and convenience of working round the clock. The engines are usually derivatives of car engines, and consequently parts are readily available at ..
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Diesel Forklifts

A forklift with a diesel engine is usually chosen for its fuel efficient design, exceptional lifting capacity, and longevity. The unique engineering with which a diesel motor is constructed creates its primary strength. Diesels use a motor’s own compression to ignite the fuel instead of spark plug ..
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Electric Trucks – Battery Care

Rising fuel prices and environmental concerns have encouraged many forklift owners to make the switch to electric trucks. While battery power delivers substantial savings – especially in the current financial climate – these can quickly be lost by poor battery care.   A typical fork ..
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Electric Forklift Trucks – Advantages and Disadvantages

Electric Forklift trucks provide the most ecological and economical advantages while being perfectly suited for duty in a warehouse type situation. An electrically powered lift truck does not produce fumes or harmful emissions of any sort. Since natural resources are limited and electricity is not, ..
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