When carrying out a Thorough Examination of electric lifting equipment, checking the safety of the battery is a vital part. From electric counterbalance forklifts to reach trucks and powered pallet trucks, the battery is the power source and as such needs to be in safe working order. A battery contains some very explosive gases whilst … Read more Why inspecting the battery on electric trucks is so important
When buying anything that isn’t new you are always unsure of the history of that item. Put your mind at rest with a pre-purchase Thorough Examination from a trained and experienced engineer. Ensuring the truck complies with LOLER and PUWER gives you peace of mind that the truck is safe and operates smoothly. What is … Read more What to look for when buying a used forklift
It is a legal requirement under LOLER & PUWER to have both a data plate and the Safe Working Load (SWL) clearly displayed on all lifting equipment including forklift trucks. In addition to this, where forklift trucks have an attachment fitted i.e., fork rotator, carton clamp etc, the forklift truck will need to have a … Read more How much can you legally lift?
Once a Thorough Examination has been completed a report will be issued. Any faults found will be recorded and will have a code that relates to the severity of the fault. To ensure the safety of your operation certain faults need to be rectified before being used again. Find out what ‘ABC’ and Now faults … Read more Thorough Examination: Faults and what they mean
Can your operation manage without a forklift? The forklift truck is often considered the workhorse of any operation. Ensuring that it is operating both safely and efficiently is vital, therefore pre-use daily forklift inspection is needed. Most faults can be found and then fixed if the operator carries out a pre-check before use. As well … Read more How to carry out a pre-use daily forklift inspection
There can often be a lot of confusion on whose responsibility it is to ensure work equipment has a valid Thorough Examination certificate. Work equipment needs to be inspected at least once every 12 months. However, this may change depending on the type of truck, usage and the environment the truck is in. You can … Read more Thorough Examination: Who is responsible?
A lot can happen in a year. The last 7 months have seen the logistics and warehouse industries brought to the forefront of everything throughout the global pandemic. Therefore operations have been far busier than normal including the warehouse workhorse, the forklift truck. As a result warehouse machinery may begin to show signs of wear … Read more Top 5 Forklift Friendly Tips
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