Fire at GM EV plant likely caused by forklift hitting batteries

In a recent development, General Motors Co. has announced the findings of its investigation into the fire that occurred at the Factory Zero Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Center. According to spokesperson Tara Stewart Kuhnen, the fire, which broke out on Tuesday 19 December 2023, was caused by a forklift accidentally puncturing a container containing battery materials. The … Read more

Advice for operators to use lift trucks safely

Lift trucks can be dangerous machines. If you don’t use them properly, they can kill and injure people. Follow this advice to help you and those you work with stay safe. Operating Always: Never: Loads Always: Never: Slopes Always: Never: People Always: Never: When you have finished working Always: This information has been provided the … Read more

Forklift training prices near you

Forklift training prices can vary so it’s always best to contact your preferred local training provider to find these out. You can see forklift training providers in your region by clicking on the following links: Factors Influencing Forklift Training Prices Types of Forklift Training Programs Novice TrainingAimed at individuals with no prior experience on forklifts, … Read more

The Benefits of On-Site vs. Off-Site Forklift Training

As businesses strive to maintain efficiency and safety in their operations, the importance of proper forklift training cannot be overstated. Forklifts, while indispensable in many industries, can pose significant risks if operated by untrained personnel. Therefore, choosing the right type of training for your team is crucial. In this article, we will explore the benefits … Read more

The importance of proper forklift truck training and safety in the UK

Certainly! Here’s the revised text with appropriate headings: Introduction to Forklift Trucks in the UK Forklift trucks are an integral part of many industries in the UK, from construction and manufacturing to warehousing and logistics. These versatile machines are designed to lift and transport heavy loads quickly and efficiently, making them an essential tool for … Read more

Top 10 Forklift Manufacturers

Forklifts are manufactured by a variety of companies, including Caterpillar, Toyota, Nissan, Komatsu, Hyster, Yale, JCB, and Doosan but here are the top ten current FLT manufacturers for 2023. Now to tell you a bit more about them Toyota Toyota Forklifts are the world’s largest selling line of forklifts. They are built to last and … Read more

Forklift Fails 2018

Every year we’re reminded about how dangerous some people are when they get behind the wheel of a forklift. Luckily most of the time it’s just expensive equipment and goods getting damaged but it can always be a lot worse than that. Anyway… here are some 2018 forklift fails to remind you how not to … Read more

Forklift Fails Video 2017

We shouldn’t laugh at accidents but watching this video gives us a chuckle whilst also reminding us that safety isn’t something to be taken lightly. Luckily no one was seriously injured this time but slacking, cutting corners and generally mucking around with heavy machinery can have severe consequences. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vi875PN8l0M Check out the forklift training courses … Read more

Forklift Trucks and Mobile Phones

It’s illegal to use a mobile phone whilst driving your car so what do you think the law is for when you’re using a forklift? Well, whilst it’s not illegal (unless you’re on a public road) there are some serious health and safety issues to consider. A risk assessment should be undertaken to identify what … Read more