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15 February 2019

​Hyster H2.0-3.5FT ICE lift trucks are now available with added value features incorporated as standard to deliver all-round benefits to demanding operations throughout the supply chain.

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08 February 2019

Bristol Forklifts has been presented with the FLTA audit compliance certificate following a successful on-site assessment. Beginning in April 2017, the audit reviewed 100 criteria, including safety, health and environmental procedures. 

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28 January 2019

Health and safety takes on another dimension in winter, especially when it comes to operating equipment and machinery. Kelly Friel, digital product manager at PPE and tool supplier Zoro, explains how you can improve your forklift safety during the cold months:

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27 November 2018

There’s a time and a place for rulers – and it’s nowhere near a fork lift truck, according to CFTS, the body behind the UK fork lift industry’s standard for Thorough Examination.

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04 December 2018

This month marks the 20th anniversary of LOLER and PUWER. In December 1998, those in the fork lift industry saw both the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) and the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations come into force. 

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29 October 2018

Responding to confusion over LOLER requirements in the marketplace, the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has confirmed the CFTS position that hand pallet trucks with maximum lifting heights below 300 mm are not subject to LOLER.  

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23 October 2018

SICK has developed the Safe AGV Forklift, a PLd/SIL2-certified safety solution that enables a driverless forklift to continue to operate productively in an automated factory or logistics environment, even when the forks are in the load carrying position.

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14 August 2018

FLOWERLINE UK Ltd has streamlined its loading process and increased capability, by installing specialist loading bay equipment designed and manufactured by Thorworld Industries.

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14 August 2018

Reasons to say 'Yes' to CFTS:... WHEN IT comes to forklift inspections, one size does not fit all. From counterbalance to stacker trucks, telehandlers to demountables, each has its own unique components and inspection requirements.

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13 August 2018

Crown Lift Trucks will be exhibiting a cross-section of its market-leading equipment at the forthcoming Health & Safety Scotland event, with a special show price promotion on one of its most popular models.

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03 August 2018

As a leading supplier of materials handling equipment, Toyota is committed to innovating and continuously improving safety in all areas. As part of this focus, Toyota is again sponsoring the FLTA National Forklift Safety Convention later this year in October.

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25 April 2018

Although forklift trucks are not subject to an MOT, as HGVs are, they do require a Thorough Examination under both LOLER and PUWER.

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21 March 2018

The ACKPad “Anti-Crush Kick-Pad” was recognised in 2017 by the UK's Fork Lift Truck Association and now Weston Handling Consultancy (WHC) has launched the ACKBelt anti-crush kick-belt kit.

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21 March 2018

Following an extension O’Brien Fine Foods has replaced its previous forklift fleet with a Combi-CB and three pedestrian Combi-WR models to maximise space and ensure the highest standards of health and safety.

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14 March 2018

Waterhog Forklift Mats (are designed to scrape and wipe forklift wheels as they drive over them to prevent dirt and water being tracked inside and around the warehouse. By drying the wheels this can also prevent forklift trucks from skidding and damaging fixtures, fittings, and goods. They are designed to make your facility or warehouse both safer and cleaner.

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14 March 2018

SiteZone Safety’s partner in the warehouse and logistics sector, Transmon Engineering, has created a new option for the SiteZone RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) proximity warning system specifically for forklifts. 

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12 March 2018

Giving lift truck operators the best field of vision is vital to safe operations. However, it’s just as important to consider how much your workers on foot can see, too. That’s the advice from Mitsubishi, announcing its latest safety innovation: Safety Zone.

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05 February 2018

Toyota Material Handling UK is working with RPC Containers to provide a materials handling solution which is helping to improve safety in their operation.

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02 March 2018

To keep your operations safe and legal, CFTS (Consolidated Fork Lift Truck Services) identified the following points as what you need to know about mandatory ‘Thorough Examinations’ for fork lift operators:

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23 January 2018

How can you prevent forklifts bringing in dirt and water from outside?

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FEATURES

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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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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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31 January 2017

Thousands of businesses rely on explosion protected forklifts to move raw materials and products within hazardous areas where even the smallest spark could cause an explosion. Darren Boiling, group after sales manager from safety company Pyroban explains what drivers and managers need to do to stay safe in these hazardous working conditions.

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21 September 2016

In many organisations, the warehouse is the hub around which the rest of the company operates and usually involves people, equipment and vehicles working together in close proximity. According to Jeremy Cassady, managing director of Securikey, this means it is vital that stringent security measures are in place and are adhered to.

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06 September 2016

No single piece of legislation covers the inspection of lift trucks, so it’s vital that those responsible for ensuring their safety and legality understand the rules governing them… as well as the most efficient way of meeting them. Shaun Prendergast, CFTS technical manager explores the issues.

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06 September 2016

Overlooking your forklift truck’s maintenance can place lives and businesses at risk, so it is vital employers stay on the right side of the law. FLTA chief executive Peter Harvey MBE explains.

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06 September 2016

The EU standard to which explosion protected forklifts are designed is changing. Steve Noakes from Pyroban says that EN1755:2015 will have a significant impact on equipment intended for use in Zone 2 hazardous areas where static is now considered a 'normal' occurrence.

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14 September 2015

Thousands of businesses use forklift trucks in hazardous areas where even the smallest spark could ignite the atmosphere and cause an explosion. Rob Vesty of Pyroban explains how to specify an explosion proof forklift correctly in seven simple steps.

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10 August 2015

From 1 September 2015, the Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) will be running its ambitious, month long safety campaign - Safetember.

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15 August 2014

Peter Harvey, chief executive of the Fork Lift Truck Association discusses the dangers of forklift trucks and explains what the FLTA is doing to address them.

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23 January 2013

As an official campaign partner for the European Agency
for Safety and Health at Work's (EU-OSHA) Healthy
Workplaces Campaign,Toyota Material Handling is
promoting the importance of maintenance and safe
maintenance practi

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The Micro iFlex Barrier protects from light duty, low level impacts from hand powered machinery.

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09 February 2016

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