Forklift Truck

A food packaging firm has been fined £80k for a forklift truck accident

Forklift accident costs packaging firm £80k

By Gwen Ridler

A company that makes packaging for the food and drink industry has been fined £80,000 for health and safety failings, after a forklift truck struck a worker.

How space-efficient and safe are warehouses?

How does your food store score?

By Paul Gander

More space-efficient warehousing means investment. Paul Gander looks at the cost, efficiency and safety of systems

Improving forklift truck safety is the aim of a new training programme

Forklift truck safety boosted by training

By Rick Pendrous

An innovative, new safety awareness course has been introduced, which focuses on the dangers presented by forklifts in the workplace not just for operators but for all those working alongside them.

Yale launches new pallet truck

Stand or sit with new pallet truck

By Rick Pendrous

A new series of rider pallet trucks, claimed to combine the key benefits of platform and seated forklift trucks, has been introduced by Yale Europe Materials Handling.

Damage is very different from fair wear and tear

Damage to rented fork lifts is not same as ‘fair wear and tear’

Widespread confusion over what constitutes ‘fair wear and tear’ of fork lift trucks is putting companies renting fork lift trucks at risk of large and unexpected end-of-contract repair bills and acrimonious disputes, warns the Fork Lift Truck Association...

Segregation of people from forklifts is crucial in preventing accidents

Forklift accidents could be avoided by factory design

By Rick Pendrous

Many serious accidents involving forklift trucks in food and drink manufacture could be avoided by better factory layout, which segregates pedestrians from trucks, together with better driver training, it has emerged.

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Meat firm gets £20k bill for ‘fault-ridden’ forklift

By Michael Stones

A meat wholesaler has been ordered to pay more than £20,000, after operating what the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) described as “a fault-ridden forklift truck” and forging records in a bid to deceive its safety inspectors.

Joseph Heler failed to advise employees on how they should load lorries, said the HSE

Cheese firm fined £8k for forklift fall

By Michael Stones

A cheese manufacturer has been fined £8,000 for safety failings after a worker injured his leg and ankle after falling from the forks of a forklift truck.

Food firms to outsource maintenance to meet demand

Food firms to outsource maintenance to meet demand

By Freddie Dawson

More than half (55%) of manufacturing firms are planning to outsource maintenance to help supply increased demand, according to research commissioned by trade fair organiser EasyFairs.

Cushion saves cash

Cushion saves cash

A leading brewer has solved a costly stock damage problem by fitting innovative load cushions to its gas-powered counterbalanced forklifts.

Master of the house

Master of the house

By Rick Pendrous

New technology has much to offer warehousing in terms of raising the supply chain game. But beware of quick fixes, reports Rick Pendrous