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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Do I need to wear a seatbelt on a forklift truck?

We all wear seatbelts whist driving our vehicles on the road but operators do not always wear their seatbelt while operating their forklift.   Most passenger vehicles come equipped with 3-point seatbelts, a soft impact dash, a collapsible steering column, air bags, impact bumpers, crumple zone ..
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Training in the South West

At the end of last month, we were delighted to be training back in Launceston, Cornwall.   Having lived near Launceston for five years, it brought back some good memories of lazy days on the beach at Crackington Haven and walks on Bodmin Moor and along Plymouth Hoe.   There are two main indus ..
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Forklift training at Milton Park

We are excited to be training at Milton Park this month, a premium business park in the South East of England (www.miltonpark.co.uk). It’s more like a small town than a business park as it provides everything you need in one place: A Health and Fitness Centre Business Lounge Café Restaurant Nurs ..
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Is your load safe?

Two company owners have been given suspended sentences after a worker was hit by building supplies which fell from a forklift truck. For the full story click on the link below: https://www.rtitb.co.uk/news/suspended-sentence-for-lift-truck-safety-breaches The following guidelines should be followed ..
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