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Forklift feature articles Most of the pages on this website can be read in just a few minutes which leaves no scope for more in depth articles which obviously take longer. I decided to expand the site by including this section of forklift feature articles. Please note that I have not written most of these articles but I have credited the authors and provided a link back to them where possible.

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November 20th 2020. This interesting article by Marcus Turner of TCM Forklift Trucks reveals what may be the true costs of forklift accidents. Read More

November 5th 2020. This article by Adam Smith, boss of AITT, explains in detail how the ABA accreditation of training for forklift operators works. Read More

October 14th 2020. I have just come across this Government document which explains in considerable detail, the arrangements that companies need to make in time for the EU transition period which ends on December 31st 2020. Read More

September 28th 2020. This interesting article by Trinton Castetter of Toyota forklifts looks at the evolution of smart screen technology on forklift trucks. Read More

September 4th 2020. Many forklift operators think that if a full load is dropped onto the overhead, (canopy), guard of their forklift truck it will protect them. Not true! See how they are tested here. Read More

August 5th 2020. How to check forklift operator qualifications in the UK. Read More

July 28th 2020. Tim Waples, Chief Executive of the Fork Lift Truck Association, explains why now is the perfect opportunity to do a complete site audit and improve measures designed to protect workers on foot. Read More

July 27th 2020. Here is a useful article about loading dock safety along with some advice about correct lorry loading procedures by the Health and safety Executive. Read More

June 23rd 2020. Yale celebrates 100 years of electric trucks with lithium-ion product line extension. Read More

June 22nd 2020. Looking after your forklift truck tyres. Read More.

June 19th 2020. Whether you’re running one electric forklift truck or an entire forklift fleet, your warehouse needs a designated forklift charging station. Discover how to make your charging room practical, compliant, and safe. Read More

May 10th 2020. It may seem like an obvious statement, but getting the right truck for the job can make a world of difference to your operation. Read More

March 27th 2020. Explanation of the expression "centre of gravity" as it applies to forklift trucks and their loads. Read More

March 26th 2020. Explanation of vertical load centre on a counterbalanced forklift truck and how it can affect stability. Read More

March 25th 2020. Explanation of load centre on a counterbalanced forklift truck and how it's used in calculating the truck's capacity. Read More

February 25th 2020. The Health and Safety Executive provide a lot of information about appointing a competent person to help meet health and safety legal duties. This information is reproduced over the following three pages. Read More

February 12th 2020. This article by Forklift Certification, talks about the hazards caused by the emission of Carbon Monoxide from forklift trucks. Read More

January 28th 2020. Here is an excellent, recent article from RTITB concerning familiarisation Training for forklift operators. Read More

January 14th 2020. In the USA, Mousetrap deaths are now the top workplace killer. Here is how to prevent them. Read More.

January 9th 2020. The following article by Forklift Certification has some really useful advice for forklift truck owners who need to use their machines in extremes of temperatures. Read More.

Disclaimer. The legislative information contained on this web site is my interpretation of the law based on many years in the health and safety business. A definitive interpretation can only be given by the courts. I will therefore not be held responsible for any accident/incident/prosecution arising as a consequence of anyone using any information obtained from this web site.

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