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Why There’s No Such Thing as a Forklift Licence

Why There’s No Such Thing as a Forklift Licence

March 25, 2019

As operating a forklift requires such care and extensive knowledge of various components, from the forklift truck itself to the loads it carries, you’d think that a licence…

Training at Your Place or Ours?

Training at Your Place or Ours?

October 24, 2016

If you want to receive comprehensive and effective training on a huge range of vehicles, then Health and Safety Training are the company for you. As the leading provider of…

The Top 5 Most Common Forklift Mistakes Made by Operators

The Top 5 Most Common Forklift Mistakes Made by Operators

July 18, 2016

Even the best forklift operators make mistakes. From forgetting to check the battery and finding it flat, to something more serious, such as misjudging the angle of a corner and…

The Dangers of Casual Forklift Training

The Dangers of Casual Forklift Training

February 23, 2016

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has revealed that many employers are allowing new forklift operators to be trained casually, by existing forklift operators, rather than by an accredited training…

The cost of forklift accidents for UK businesses

The cost of forklift accidents for UK businesses

November 2, 2015

Vehicles used in the workplace always carry a certain level of risk, whether that vehicle is a golf buggy or a cherry picker. Some of the most dangerous types of…

Do You Have What it Takes to Become a Forklift Driver?

Do You Have What it Takes to Become a Forklift Driver?

August 18, 2015

Forklift truck drivers are essential to the smooth running of operations in many sectors like construction, manufacturing or warehousing. To become a forklift truck driver, you don’t need any academic…

Why Won’t My Forklift Start?

Why Won’t My Forklift Start?

April 15, 2015

No matter how well maintained your forklift truck is, sometimes you’ll turn the key or push the button, and it just will not start. Of course, now you’re morning is…

Preparing your forklift for ice & snow

Preparing your forklift for ice & snow

January 27, 2015

According to OSHA, the American equivalent of the HSE, 11% of forklift trucks will be involved in an accident each year, and 50% of these accidents could have…

How Many Animals Can A Forklift Lift?

How Many Animals Can A Forklift Lift?

January 6, 2015

  Deciding what kind of forklift you need for the job at hand can be tricky. If you invest in a large forklift and it’s lifting capacity is way…

Is Your Forklift Safety Ready for the Busy Christmas Period?

Is Your Forklift Safety Ready for the Busy Christmas Period?

November 19, 2014

  With Christmas just around the corner, experts are predicting a 2.2% rise in seasonal spending compared to last year, which could make it one of the busiest Christmas periods…

The Consequences of Working Without a Forklift Certification

The Consequences of Working Without a Forklift Certification

October 30, 2014

As an employer, it is your job to ensure this training is sufficient and your staff are competent to do their jobs. This includes keeping them up to date with…

The Health and Safety Kit: Forklift Safety

The Health and Safety Kit: Forklift Safety

September 17, 2014

Working with any type of vehicle is dangerous, but forklifts present a whole host of hazards that don’t affect other vehicles. Most of these hazards relate to the structure…

Becoming a Forklift Trainer

Becoming a Forklift Trainer

August 26, 2014

If you have a lot of employees, all expected to operate forklifts, or a high turnover of staff, training all your staff and keeping them in date with refresher training…

What Stops Forklifts from Tipping Over?

What Stops Forklifts from Tipping Over?

March 20, 2014

Forklift trucks are impressive pieces of equipment – usually compact vehicles have a fairly restricted weight lifting capability. But forklifts seem to be able to handle ever increasing loads with…

10 Forklift Tips to Keep Your Workplace Safe

10 Forklift Tips to Keep Your Workplace Safe

December 11, 2013

  Forklifts are incredibly useful pieces of equipment, used throughout many industries to enhance productivity, speed up processes and protect the health and safety of employees. But they can also…

Reducing The Risks When Operating A Forklift

Reducing The Risks When Operating A Forklift

November 5, 2013

A forklift truck can be the source of some serious, and in some cases fatal, incidents if you don’t have the correct procedures and training in place. Here we have…

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