All posts by Anne Marshall

It’s official, we’ve moved …

It’s now official, we’ve moved into our new premises at Apollo Park, Wroxton and we’re very excited about providing training in our new custom-built premises.   Our Linde lift trucks have been delivered and the racking has been installed.  The blockwork has been painted white which gives ..
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Forking out on Linde Lift Trucks

We have recently bought 4 Linde lift trucks for use in our new training centre at Apollo Park, Wroxton.   Linde Material Handling is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of forklift trucks and warehouse equipment.  In Europe, the company is the market leader with the Linde and Fenwic ..
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2 days in Castle Quay Shopping Centre, Banbury

We were recently invited to take part in a Training and Jobs Fayre in Castle Quay Shopping Centre, Banbury (https://castlequay.co.uk/).   We spent a very interesting two days in Castle Quay on 30th & 31st October 2017.  We had lots of entries for our free prize draw to win a forklift toy a ..
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Our business is picking up

Due to continued growth, we are delighted to announce that we are opening a new purpose-built forklift truck driver training centre at Apollo Park, Wroxton, near Banbury.  It is anticipated that the new training centre will be up and running sometime during November.   Apollo Park is built on ..
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Mounting and Dismounting Forklifts

You might wonder why anyone would write a forklift safety article on something as basic as mounting and dismounting forklifts.   The reason is that many ankle, foot, and knee injuries often occur when climbing in and out of forklifts.  Other common injuries include strained backs and shoulders ..
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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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