Fighting Fatigue

Fighting Fatigue

By Mark Helding via Forkliftaction A trend in workplaces globally is to be handling increased volumes of work with a reduced number of employees. This trend increases pressure and expectations on employees. Apart from effects on the wider community of higher unemployment rates, there can be…

Danny Maron: And the Oscar for Best Picture goes to ...

Blog first published in Forkliftaction.com News: Newsletter #683. ‘Safety First’ column. Danny Maron, owner/trainer of Ideal Forklift Training in Canada’s national capital, is an independent consultant, providing the education lift truck operators require, to businesses and government, to minimise the chance of incidents in the…

Laura Holland: Back to basics

Blog first published in the ‘Safety First’, Forkliftaction.com News #676 Laura Holland is ESE Direct’s social media and web content coordinator. ESE Direct supplies a range of forklift cages.   When working in a warehouse, factory or other industrial premises, you are likely to come…

Nick Welch: Making the case for conversion training

Blog first published in the ‘Safety First’, Forkliftaction.com News #675 Nick Welch is Senior Technical Development Executive for RTITB, the largest forklift training accrediting body in the UK and Ireland, recognised by the HSE, HSA and HSENI. Over the course of their career, many forklift…

Rob Vetter: Train your forklift operators

First published in the ‘Safety First’, Forkliftaction.com News #666 Rob Vetter is technical director and managing partner with the Ives Training Group, in Blaine, WA, USA, a leader in North American mobile equipment training systems since 1981. WANTED – Trained and qualified forklift operator with at least five…

Danny Maron: You never win

First published in the ‘Safety First’, Forkliftaction.com News #663 Years ago, sit-down forklifts were devoid of any overhead guards. Operators were required to wear hardhats to protect their heads from falling loose boxes on pallets. Although not an inconvenience, some injuries were reported, and something…

Safety is not just the driver's job

First published in the ‘Safety First’, Forkliftaction.com News #657 In the last few years, British companies have made great strides towards improving forklift safety. Accident figures have tumbled, and working with – or near – forklifts in the UK is far less dangerous than it…