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14 May 2021

PARTNERING WITH Service Geeni, CFTS has digitised and automated the Thorough Examination process, making it streamlined and efficient and helping members and customers further improve safety levels across the industry.

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15 May 2021

AS THE body behind the national standard of Thorough Examinations, CFTS understands that time is valuable. Its accredited engineers, therefore, are trained and equipped to remedy faults on site, helping minimise downtime.

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16 April 2021

THE MUCH-anticipated FLTA Awards for Excellence was streamed live on Saturday 10th April to reveal who would finally be crowned winners. Having been twice postponed due to the pandemic, the event was taken online – a first for the FLTA in its history of holding the Awards.

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26 March 2021

HIGH-CAPACITY Raniero electric trucks could spell the end for diesel forklifts, according to Red Diamond Distribution UK, importer for the Raniero range.

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22 January 2021

AS THE body behind the national standard of Thorough Examinations, CFTS is urging those who own and use work equipment to book upcoming inspections as detailed in their existing maintenance schedules.

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04 February 2021

THE ASSOCIATION of Industrial Truck Trainers (AITT) has highlighted important new testing standards for counterbalance and reach truck operator courses following updates made by the Accrediting Bodies Association for Workplace Transport (ABA).

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18 December 2020

AS THE body behind the national standard for Thorough Examinations, CFTS is urging companies not to let seasonal operational pressures get in the way of regular equipment inspections.

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20 November 2020

NEW FROM Doosan, the NXE Series is a versatile range of four-wheel electric counterbalance forklift trucks suited to the needs of the small-to-medium size enterprise (SME), or where occasional usage or light duties are the norm.

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04 November 2020

IN ORDER to guarantee its customers more efficient logistics processes, Stäubli WFT has entered into a partnership with Wiferion as the exclusive supplier of inductive charging technology for its automated guided vehicles (AGVs).

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07 October 2020

CFTS, BODY behind the national standard for Thorough Examinations, is advising businesses using lift trucks to check whether they are responsible for booking inspections for their equipment.

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05 August 2020

Consolidated Fork Truck Services (CFTS), body behind the national standard for lift truck Thorough Examinations, believes certain industries are at higher risk of fault-related accidents if they do not arrange inspections often enough.

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10 July 2020

In its bid to reduce its carbon footprint and support the country’s green economic recovery, HS2 is pioneering the an Eco Telehandler on one of its major construction sites in London.

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12 June 2020

To support companies coming out of lockdown and resuming materials handling operations, CFTS has issued a ‘Practical 3-Point Plan’.

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02 June 2020

Food manufacturer Higgidy uses two Aisle Master articulated forklifts from Combilift to ensure efficient materials handling and space-saving storage at its Shoreham-by-Sea site.

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02 April 2020

Supply chains for delivering food, medicines and medical equipment during the Corona crisis must be maintained. Rolf Eiten, Clark President & CEO, outlines the company's current position.

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15 March 2020

The Association of Industrial Truck Trainers (AITT) is calling for employers to catch up with the new testing standards for powered pallet trucks, which are designed to boost warehouse safety.

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15 March 2020

Sentinel’s 360-degree camera system offers forklift drivers an enhanced view around the outside of their vehicles.

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31 March 2020

Companies could be wasting valuable production time due to forklifts being out of action following a Thorough Examination, warns CFTS.

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17 February 2020

Briggs Equipment has further highlighted its commitment to providing quality short term hire solutions for customers across the country with a £6.1m investment in its fleet.

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04 February 2020

Companies purchasing or hiring used forklift trucks are being urged to make sure they see a valid Thorough Examination Report for every machine they bring on site.

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FEATURES

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29 January 2021

Every manufacturing, processing and storage application is different, yet when it comes to materials handling, there are some common challenges that may lie ahead in the new year

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30 November 2020

Calor’s renewable BioLPG drop-in fuel, along with high service standards, flexibility of supply and competitive pricing, is helping leading manufacturer of construction products, Eurocell, to take the next steps on its sustainability journey

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10 November 2020

The new BT Levio LWI160 powered pallet truck from Toyota Material Handling is the first-ever pedestrian-operated truck that is designed around a modular Lithium-Ion battery concept.

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12 June 2020

Jungheinrich UK has provided leading soft drinks company Britvic with a multi depth, high density under pallet carrier (UPC) shuttle racking solution to optimise its warehouse space in Rugby

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11 June 2020

As the nation continues to navigate an ever-changing situation, the materials handling sector is making note of a few lessons learned. Chief Executive of the Forklift Truck Association (FLTA) Tim Waples discusses key things we can take forward, from ensuring safety through training and equipment maintenance, to the importance of adapting and working together in a challenging time

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08 January 2020

At a launch event this month, Linde released a new diesel powered forklift that pushes the envelope in terms of performance, fleet management, truck power and connectivity. Simon Duddy reports

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25 July 2019

The warehouse sector works tirelessly to improve its accident record. Could an answer to a reduction in injuries be a forklift with exceptional visibility?

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21 August 2019

Businesses are under increasing pressure to respond flexibly and efficiently. But how can materials handling operations provide the agility needed, with minimum exposure to risk? Alan Clark, asset manager at Doosan Industrial Vehicle UK, offers a five-point guide to flexing your assets.

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14 November 2018

Distilleries have been affected by the update to the EN1755:2015 standard, which has changed how ATEX compliant lift trucks are built and managed. Pyroban explains more

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16 November 2018

December 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of LOLER and PUWER. Here, CFTS chairman Geoff Martin reflects on their introduction and considers what each entails and what is their ongoing impact on fork lift truck employers.

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28 August 2018

While traditional lead-acid battery types remain popular and reliable, newer and more innovative lead-acid technologies, as well as alternatives such as lithium-ion (Li-ion) are giving operators opportunities to improve their daily operations and reduce total cost of ownership. Martin Walsh, TPPL product manager EMEA at EnerSys, offers 10 points to consider when seeking to benefit from these new technologies

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23 July 2018

The forklift rental market must evolve in order to help organisations respond to the challenges of a changing marketplace, as Neil Warren, business director, Jungheinrich UK, explains

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28 June 2018

When selecting the fuel for a forklift truck (FLT) fleet, managers will likely have many questions. Is it difficult to switch? What will the savings be? How reliable is the fuel? Increasingly, decision makers are also asking, ‘Which fuel will cut emissions and provide a long-term, sustainable solution?’ Here, Andy Kellett, FLT specialist at Calor, outlines the opportunities that a new fuel – BioLPG – presents

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10 May 2018

Forklift manufacturer and material handling solutions provider, Combilift has officially opened its new €50m global headquarters and manufacturing facility in Monaghan, Ireland. With this state of the art production plant and a growing skilled workforce, the company is set to double production within the next five years. 

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16 May 2018

Fork lift trucks perform very tough and demanding jobs. As with all powerful, heavy machinery, they must be maintained properly to ensure they are safe and legal to use, as FLTA Chief Executive Peter Harvey explains

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06 March 2018

More than 400 of the fork lift truck industry’s leading figures gathered at the International Centre in Telford recently to celebrate all that’s best in the sector

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12 February 2018

New standards have called for increased safety performance levels for certain driver awareness systems in Zone 2 hazardous areas. Here, safety company Pyroban outlines the changes and says it is investing in a two-year change programme

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20 July 2017

In September, the Fork Lift Truck Association will launch its annual safety month campaign, Safetember. Now in its 10th year, the event is sponsored by Jungheinrich UK. Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) Chief Executive Peter Harvey MBE discusses this year’s theme and explains how to get involved

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17 March 2017

Significant improvements to fork lift truck safety at its Trafford Park factory earned Unilever UK the title ‘Safe Site 2017’ at the Fork Lift Truck Association Awards for Excellence

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07 October 2016

The heavy workload most forklifts undertake means that if they’re not properly handled when they are in use - or not well maintained in between shifts - the lifespan of machinery will dramatically suffer. Linde Aftersales explains

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SPONSORED CONTENT

23 July 2014

Steel stockholder Abram Pulman and Sons Ltd has taken delivery of two more Sidetracker multi-directional lift trucks as part of a major investment to increase storage capacity and reduce manual handling at its West Yorkshire premises.

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23 July 2014

A twin man-up order-picker with full 360º turning capability has been built by Sidetracker Engineering to enable Acenta Steel Distribution, part of the Acenta Steels Group to achieve fast, efficient order processing at its warehouse near Bolton, Greater Manchester.

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23 July 2014

Five Sidetracker multi-directional lift trucks are providing Senior Architectural Systems (SAS) with space-saving, high-productivity materials handling performance at its central warehouse near Rotherham, South Yorkshire.

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23 July 2014

Three Sidetracker multi-directional sideloaders with 15 years’ service behind them have crossed the Pennines from Lancashire to Nottinghamshire and are maximising storage space for their new owner, a leading manufacturer of PVC-U extrusions.

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23 July 2014

After 22 years of reliable service the multi-directional Sidetracker truck used by Acenta Steel Distribution at its Rugby headquarters has gone into semi-retirement and been replaced by a new model capable of lifting heavier loads to greater heights.

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05 April 2013

Standard machine elements - suppliers of handwheels, crank handles, lobe knobs, grip knobs, wing knobs, handles, tubular handles, adjustable handles, levers, oil caps, plugs, rotary controls, oil level indicators, filler breathers, levelling feet...

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23 July 2014

Two re-built Sidetracker multi-directional reach trucks are providing a leading specialist steel stockholder with versatile, reliable materials-handling performance at half the cost of new machines.

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