How To Make Sure You Have The Right Forklift Tines

One of the most common attachments that forklifts come with, is forklift tines, they are the two metal lengths, hanging on the front of the forklift carriage.  They are what the forklift use to be able to lift and lower loads.

Do You Have The Right Forklift Tines For Your Business ?

There is two different type of forklift tines - Hook type fork and pin forks, as with any engineered product in Australia, forklifts and their attachments need to comply with the relevant Australian Standard and Workplace legislation. (more…)

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New Australian Standards for Forklift Seat Belts

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, with the majority of standards coming under AS 2359.  Forklift seat belts are one area that has changed recently.

You're responsible for keeping up to date with changes to forklift standards In business you are responsible for keeping up to date with changes in laws and the latest standards.  One forklift standard that has recently been changed is forklift seat belts. Manufacturing is always improving

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 to your industry.  It can go a long way to i…

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Licenses for Equipment Dry Hire in NSW

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.

Alternatively, dry hiring can save a substantial amount of time and cost if you have an employee on staff who already has the necessary qualifications and expertise to handle the plant equipment. For example, if you have an outside …

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Dealing With a Workplace Fire

As we've developed out site and the more that we talk about Materials handling, we've come to realize there is a lot of planning in keeping your work place safe, and when you consider  around 55% of businesses that suffer a serious fire never recover.

Workplace fires are a serious issue which is covered by local government, state and national regulations including the Building Code of Australia, Australian Standards and OH&S. An efficient fire safety provider should ensure you are kept informed of any changes in the fire industry and help your business to comply with all relevant local, state and national laws. (more…)

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Safety Signs In The WorkPlace

In Australia over the last 20 years, Safety has become a huge driver in Materials Handling.  So it is a very obvious thing when you go to a business and see Safety Signs throughout a workplace

Safety signs are generally used as an aid to:

•> Communicate information on hazards •> Communicate the need for personal protective equipment (where other control strategies are inadequate or impracticable) •> Communicate the location of safety equipment / emergency facilities (eye wash stations, first aid kit) •> Give guidance and instruction in an emergency. (more…)

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A Forklift Checklist And Why You Need To Use Them

It is part of forklift licencing in Australia that before starting a forklift checklist should be completed on the forklift, or what is referred to as a pre-start forklift checklist. Below you can find examples of 4 areas that should be done as part of a forklift safety checklists that should be carried out by forklift users.

What is a Forklift Checklist ? A forklift checklist is simple, its usually either a paper format or digital, where the operator is asked a serious of prompt questions about the condition of the forklift, It also has allowances for being able to report and issues that might arise.

Please note that forklift safety checklists should always be modified to be specific to each individual application and type of equipment, the lists below are intended as a guideline only:

Environmental Checklist

Observe all environmental features and identify hazards s…

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Do You Have The Right Forklift Tyres ?

Forklifts have so many different specifications, when it comes to capacities, lift heights and attachments.  Well its no different when it comes to forklift tyres, you have a few different options such as cushion Tyres, pneumatic tyres, solid tyres or polyurethane.

Well there there is also the option of solid filling your pneumatic tyres.  It basically includes ‘In-fill’ materials (for Pneumatic Tyres) and ‘In-fill’ materials include sprays, rubber foams and urethane fills. (more…)

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How to Store a Forklift for a Long Time

We've already taken a took at how to store a forklift for a short period of time, But sometimes you might need to store your forklift for longer than 6 months.  So we wanted to help give some instruction for Long Term Storage of your forklift.

6 Months - Long--Term Storage

If you are looking to store your forklift, make sure you do the following steps to prepare the forklift for storage for 6 months or longer:

Make sure you complete all the short--term storage procedures. Wrap or cover all exterior lights, radiator grille, and air vents with a moisture barrier cover. Use tape to hold the covers in position. Make sure you remove the batteries from the forklift. Just make sure you store the batteries in an approved space. Be sure to follow whatever your local regulations are. Batteries that are stored for long periods can become damaged so we recommend that you try to use the batterie…
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What Exactly is a Forklift PM Service

When it comes to owning a forklift, a lot of owner's forget to think about how to keep their forklift maintained.  So we want to take a look at exactly is a forklift PM SERVICE.

A PM service, or a Preventative Maintenance service, is the  maintenance schedule that the Original Equipment Manufacturer recommends for the forklift that they manufacture.  Quite simply if you think in the terms of your car, you need to get it serviced as per the manufactures recommendation every 15 000 Klms (Or what ever it is), it is the same with your forklift. (more…)

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