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20 February 2024

A SYSTEMATIC and detailed examination of lifting equipment, otherwise known as a Thorough Examination, has been identified as a key indicator of a company’s overall approach to health and safety.

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04 December 2023

RITE-HITE IS urging customers to think about their current operations and any gaps - literally and metaphorically - in their current thinking to maintain a safe, efficient and productive loading bay throughout the winter months.

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04 December 2023

LEADING BUILDING materials specialist EPD Insulation Group is improving safety and fuel efficiency with a fleet of brand-new Mitsubishi GRENDiA ES LPG forklifts for its newest site in Huntingdon.

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15 January 2024

If you have a factory or warehouse and use forklift trucks, pallet trucks, stacker trucks, or racking; and you are interested in improving safety, then Weston Handling can help

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04 December 2023

KONECRANES HAS launched its RailQ 3D crane runway survey programme. The package has been designed to provide highly accurate measurement of crane runway alignment and is backed by comprehensive analysis of cloud-based data.

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04 December 2023

HOIST & WINCH recently supplied a tandem-lifting hoist system as part of improvements to Environment Agency flood defence assets at Taplow Weir on the Jubilee Relief Channel, an 11.6 km asset that reduces flood risk to 3,200 properties by diverting water from the River Thames when flows are high.

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18 October 2023

LEADING ACCREDITING body warns of high conviction rates and ever-greater fines resulting from HSE prosecutions

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03 September 2023

THE CONTINUING growth of e-commerce and last-mile deliveries within the UK logistics sector results in distributors and operators looking for greater flexibility and speed when loading/unloading all types of fleet vehicles.

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24 August 2023

WHEN GOWER Chemicals reviewed its materials handling requirements, the local Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks supplier presented a compelling case for switching to electric.

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04 September 2023

COMPANIES IN the cooling and freezing sector have been working for decades to optimise the complex supply chain needed to keep products refrigerated, all the way to their final destination. Rite-Hite summarise the five most common challenging factors, along with approaches to solving them.

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11 September 2023

IT'S YOU as the employer and/or owner of the equipment. Why? Because the legal responsibility for ensuring the Thorough Examination (LOLER & PUWER) has been correctly carried out lies with the duty holder and not with the inspector.

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12 September 2023

RITE-HITE HAS announced a significant investment in its German manufacturing facility in Volkmarsen to support with production of its new generation of RiteLoad dock levellers.

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12 July 2023

AT VARIOUS exhibitions, specialists present their advanced warehouse safety solutions.

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12 June 2023

A MEMBER of the UK’s biggest pallet network, Bullet Express has been distributing, storing and shipping goods throughout the UK, Europe and worldwide for more than 30 years.

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12 June 2023

IN THE race to reduce their carbon footprint, many truck users are ignoring a power source that would allow them to cut emissions, save money and avoid costly grid issues: LP Gas.

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12 June 2023

HAVING DIFFERENT types of machinery for each and every purpose and project can prove challenging, not to mention costly. For one concrete product supplier based in Weston-Super-Mare, this was unfortunately the reality. That was until they found Contact Attachments.

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08 June 2023

THE LOADING bay is an essential component of the retail, distribution, and logistic industries, but despite its daily use, it poses significant dangers to workers, and the risks need careful management.

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03 April 2023

THE FOCUS on the Combilift stand at this year’s Health and Safety Event is on the company’s pedestrian trucks. These can replace ride-on forklifts to ensure safer operations when they are working in close proximity to other personnel or the general public who may be in the vicinity.

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03 April 2023

WHEN DAVIES Turner looked to replace the forklift truck fleet at its Dartford regional distribution centre, the selection criteria went beyond securing the best possible equipment, the company was looking for commitment.

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03 April 2023

IT'S FAIR to say that most managers responsible for materials handling operations are aware of the need for routine inspections (Thorough Examinations) to ensure their equipment is safe to operate and fit for purpose.

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FEATURES

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18 October 2023

Racking is a crucial piece of warehouse equipment that is not always given priority in terms of workplace safety.The Storage Equipment Manufacturer Association (SEMA) reminds us how we can implement safety in our racking.

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18 October 2023

David Thomas looks at common warehouse hazards and the precautions that can help avoid costly accidents and life-changing injuries.

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26 July 2023

Accidents involving workers and moving vehicles have increased at an alarming rate. Advances in technology can alert workers to dangers and provide a level of protection in hazardous areas. Jacqui McLaughlin looks at the benefits of proximity warning systems.

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15 May 2023

British Safety Council uses this page to answer YOUR questions. Please send any problems, issues or general enquiries about health, safety and wellbeing to policy@britsafe.org and their experts will respond in future editions of HSM.

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10 October 2022

Loading bay safety requires a total approach. Wim Zwikker looks at how to run a safe and efficient operation in the changing warehouse and logistics environment.

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10 October 2022

It's important to involve your whole workforce in the safety of lift truck operations. Laura Nelson explains how to achieve this.

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26 April 2022

THERE ARE many challenges facing delivery workers, especially the last mile where workers face many challenges. Graham Sharp looks at how to protect staff from risk of injury through manual handling.

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12 April 2022

There are various initiatives that are aimed to highlight work place safety, such as the World Day for Safety and Health at Work on 28 April 2022, and the Forklift Safety Day held on the second Tuesday in June. But safety should of course be a priority every single working day, says Martin McVicar.

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14 December 2021

Warehouses contain many opportunities for accidents. Here, Tania Turners highlights some of the risks and how to prevent them.

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23 September 2021

As warehouse operations become more complex to handle customer demand, Jon Divers explains five key risk areas for 360-degree protection.

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25 November 2019

Managing lift truck operations for the first time can be daunting, so Laura Nelson explains what health and safety managers need to know when it comes to lift truck safety, compliance and training.

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05 December 2019

THE UK will import 72% of gas requirements by 2030 and liquifying gas for import is hugely energy intensive, so importing our gas requirements increases global carbon emissions, explains Miles Hillmann of Fosse Liquitrol.

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18 September 2018

As Safetember, the Fork Lift Truck Association’s (FLTA) annual fork lift safety awareness campaign drew to a close, Peter Harvey discusses the challenges facing those responsible for ensuring safe operations.

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14 September 2018

Injuries occur in logistics, manufacturing and warehousing operations every year when operators are mounting and dismounting lift trucks and other warehouse equipment. HSM asks Laura Nelson what steps employers and forklift operators can take to help reduce the risk of injury.

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25 May 2018

Flash reports make the most of modern communications to quickly spread safety awareness throughout the global operation of ACCO Brands, an American manufacturer of office products. Simon Duddy hears from Lee King, director EHS & facilities, Europe, and Darrol Masefield, H&S & facilities, on how the reports form part of a carefully cultivated approach to warehouse safety

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09 January 2018

Lizzie Kenyon, tutor at RRC International, looks at how businesses can minimise the risk of injury and maintain safe systems of work when it comes to manual handling

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20 September 2017

Many businesses question whether to outsource the training of LGV drivers and material handling equipment (MHE) operators, or have instructors in-house. Laura Nelson of RTITB explains some of the benefits of in-house instructors.

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14 September 2017

The Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) warns that fork lift accidents are anything but ‘everyday’ – the change lives in an instant.

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12 June 2017

When it comes to ensuring fork lift trucks comply with LOLER and PUWER, more and more companies are said to be adopting CFTS Thorough Examinations as their standard of choice.

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30 May 2017

Falls, slips and trips account for more than a third of all UK workplace injuries, with fork lift truck drivers and warehouse staff ranking highly among them. HSM examines the facts, and provides advice for supervisors, drivers and all employees who work alongside fork lift trucks.

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SPONSORED CONTENT

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10 June 2013

The economic solution to an ergonomic problem

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25 November 2016

Confined Spaces Safety Related training

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12 June 2014

Our traditional goods-only Goodsmaster Classic range has 13 models that can carry from 500 - 1500kg. (Please contact Stannah if you require larger lifts outside of this range.)

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02 October 2013

High end staircases, balustrade & architectural metalwork

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04 July 2013

The VacuCobra has been specifically designed for lifting boxed goods up to 50 kg... QUICKLY.

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25 November 2016

Reach heights between 20.0m - 47.7m

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02 April 2014

Keep cylinders secure...

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02 October 2013

Lightweight mobile step units for top loading tanker access

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05 March 2018

Handle-Tech Hose & Pipe Safety Handles are an innovative tool designed to improve safety and efficiency for manual handling of hose and pipe.

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21 March 2018

The Cygnus control panel combines simple installation and user control with optimum performance.

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17 June 2013

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01 April 2016

The RackGuard fixes to leg racking and offers unbeatable protection and reinforcement for these vital structures.

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04 July 2013

Protema electric lifter can be used as box lifter, sack lifter, reel lifter, drum lifter, crate lifter, bale lifter, tyre lifter and more.

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09 March 2020

LITHIUM-ION batteries are light, fast-charging, have a long service life and offer high energy density when compared with other batteries so it is no surprise that they are now found in everything from power tools to mobile phones. They are also the battery of choice for the rapidly expanding electric vehicle market.

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06 January 2016

Fronius offer solar solutions that last. For decades of sunrises to come.

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