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Australian Standards are documents that set out specifications, procedures and guidelines that aim to ensure products, services and systems are at a consistently high, safe, consistent and reliable standard. Forklifts have some of the most well developed Australian Standards the majority of standards come under AS2359. One are that has recently changed is Forklift Seat Belts.
As manufacturing improves so does the associated standards. Whilst the Australian Standards are not law, some are . Its always a good idea to make sure you are aware of what standards apply. It can go a long way to helping you in your business. Continue reading …
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We are in the golden age of materials handling with the advancements of technology. With most warehouses and distribution centres represent a golden opportunity for slashing labour and facility costs, and for improving inventory record accuracy and customer service.
Most businesses that invest in the latest technology for their warehouse management, will receive a quick payback on the investment into these software programs – sometimes in under 12 months. Continue reading …
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Forklifts are an integral part of most businesses, generally the larger the business the larger the forklift fleet. It’s become very common for companies to outsource the non-essential parts of their business, so it’s no different with forklifts, they turn to forklift fleet management and companies that specialize in it, like Lencrow Forklifts.
What is Forklift Fleet Management
Businesses like Lencrow Forklifts, specialise in supplying the required forklifts and the associated servicing and break down management that comes with it, to other businesses, under a contract hire arrangement. Continue reading …
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Some of the most frequently misunderstood terms in plant hire are those differentiating hire types, and how those may affect your business’s bottom line and hiring practices.
The two hire types are:
- Wet hire – Wet hire refers to hiring both the piece of equipment and the necessary personnel to run it.
- Dry hire – Dry hire refers to simply hiring the piece itself and supplying your own operator.
There are obvious pros and cons to both. The ability to roll all requiescant fees for a piece of equipment – including the worker hours necessary to operate it – is a very agreeable solution for many companies looking for simplicity. Continue reading …
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We can not stress this enough when it comes to your forklift or materials handling equipment. The importance of regular Preventative Maintenance services carried out on your Materials Handling equipment cannot be overlooked.
Quite often equipment such as forklifts work in harsh environments, they rely on various lubricants to keep them in good working order. With regular servicing your oils and lubricants are changed and/or checked regularly, safety components are also checked and full report given. Regular servicing of your Materials Handling Equipment also ensures less downtime between services. Continue reading …
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Flameproofing forklifts, is actually a very common requirement in the necessary environment. Flameproofing of material handling equipment is the science of reducing the risk of an explosion or fire by means of specialized principles and technologies.
The risk occurs wherever a flammable or combustible material is handled. This is not only confined to the mining but also petrochemical, oil platforms, paint, grain handling and food industry to name a few.
It is essential that all equipment used in these areas comply with the appropriate government rules and relevant standards. If you are looking for information or and guidance on area classification, it can be obtained from the Australian Institute of Dangerous Goods Consultants (AIDGC). Continue reading …
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