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01 December 2022

ACCORDING TO Geoff Martin, chairman of Thorough Examination accrediting body CFTS, “We are heading into the perfect time of year to make sure essential equipment is not only safe but is in good working order, ready for when things get much busier."

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29 November 2022

CFTS IS asking employers to think about how long each Thorough Examination of their lifting equipment is taking - and to question whether the inspections are thorough enough to assure legal compliance and truck safety.

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03 October 2022

WHEN LIFT truck incidents occur, often the finger of blame points at operators. Sub-standard operator training or performance are deemed to be the issue.

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05 September 2022

WITH COSTS rising across the board, getting the most from your investment is more important than ever.

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31 August 2022

CFTS WILL be using IMHX 2022 to share its latest developments with both end-users of lifting equipment and members of the trade.

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04 September 2022

CFTS chairman Geoff Martin says: “Poorly maintained MHE has the potential to cause serious injury, so when it comes to the Thorough Examination of that equipment, you can’t just take the word of someone who says they know what they’re doing.

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04 September 2022

THE ARGUMENTS for why electric forklifts are better than diesel are well rehearsed. But, for many, a nagging doubt remains: what about ramps and steep slopes where there’s the very real possibility of power drop-off?

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16 August 2022

ARRIVING WITH a new name and at a different time of year, the Archies looks set to be the best Awards for Excellence yet.

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21 June 2022

CFTS CHAIRMAN Geoff Martin says companies need to be aware of the knock-on effects of an accident.

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14 July 2022

THOROUGH EXAMINATION accrediting body CFTS is advising equipment owners to check not only who’s doing the assessment, but also the kit they’re using.

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04 May 2022

WHEN THE first Covid-19 lockdown started in March 2020, UK based Weston Handling Ltd, lost their Ukrainian supplier of moulded components for their ACKBelt ‘Anti-Crush Kick-Belt’. However, innovative thinking led to technology transfer across industries and improved safety!

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03 May 2022

MANY WORK equipment owners and users are at risk of falling foul of the law by not ensuring trucks are inspected under PUWER, says CFTS — the industry’s accrediting body for Thorough Examinations.

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03 March 2022

THE FOCUS on the Combilift stand (N/490) at this year’s Health and Safety Event is on the company’s growing range of walk behind stacker trucks.

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07 December 2021

AQUASPIRA PLANS to reduce its embodied carbon by half and has taken a significant step in achieving it by switching from IC engine to electric forklifts at its site in Nelson, Lancashire.

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10 October 2021

TRANSMON ENGINEERING was approached by Linde Materials Handling to provide a solution at one of its customers, to ensure forklift trucks could operate at a safer, slower speed around pedestrians.

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16 August 2021

SICK HAS developed a customisable, active collision warning system for manned forklifts. The SICK Backup Assistance System (BAS) alerts drivers to prevent collisions with people or objects, where their view is restricted for example by blind spots or during reversing.

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15 June 2021

FROM 2022, the subsidy on red diesel used in forklift trucks will no longer apply. This will make diesel forklifts far more expensive to operate and less competitive than electric equivalents.

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05 July 2021

RTITB HAS launched a new eLearning course for those ‘Managing and Supervising’ Material Handling Equipment Operations’, highlighting that it’s not only lift truck operators at fault when an incident occurs and that many who are currently managing, or supervising lift truck operations are unaware of what their role entails and that legislation requires them to be trained to supervise these operations.

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15 June 2021

CFTS UNDERSTANDS that time is valuable and its accredited engineers are trained and equipped to remedy faults on site, helping minimise downtime.

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15 June 2021

BED MANUFACTURER Relyon has doubled its fleet of Mitsubishi forklift trucks to support its fast-expanding operations.

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FEATURES

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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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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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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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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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