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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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11 December 2019

Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks is warning companies to be aware of the hazards of dust that can affect both their fleet and their workforce.

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11 December 2019

As forklift trucks go in and out of warehouses, their wheels allow dirt and water to migrate inside. This can create a potentially dangerous environment, increasing the likelihood of injuries. A simple solution is provided by Waterhog Forklift Mats.

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20 November 2019

Alongside its forklift truck attachments, Contact Attachments offers a range of yard cleaning equipment, suitable for clearing away leaves and other potential slip hazards.

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11 October 2019

I.D. Systems, a leading provider of enterprise asset management and IoT technology, has received its first PowerFleet orders from Jungheinrich.

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11 October 2019

As forklift trucks go in and out of warehouses, their wheels allow dirt and water to migrate inside, potentially creating a dangerous environment and increasing the likelihood of injuries. A simple solution is offered by Waterhog Forklift Mats.

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08 October 2019

BYD introduced a range of innovative technology solutions for logistics applications at IMHX 2019. Renowned as a manufacturer and global supplier of industry-leading pure electric vehicles, BYD's proven Iron-Phosphate battery technology is at the heart of its new, attractive range of warehouse equipment.

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11 October 2019

Contact Attachments reports an uplift in sales of its winter products from businesses eager to prepare for any adverse weather that may hit the UK.

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21 August 2019

CFTS – the body behind a UK national standard for Thorough Examination – is reminding dealers, owners and operators of lift trucks of the importance of regular checks in reducing forklift accidents.

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31 July 2019

Waterhog Forklift Mats are designed to help prevent dirt and water from being tracked into a facility on forklift wheels.

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13 August 2019

Visitors to IMHX 2019 are invited to get hands-on with a selection of Advanced Handling’s products to experience what a difference investing in specialist lifting and handling equipment can have on health and safety and productivity.

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FEATURES

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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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01 October 2016

Recent legislative changes, with more emphasis on punishment, mean that ensuring equipment complies with the law is more important than ever, according to CFTS, the body behind the national standard for the Thorough Examination of fork lift trucks and related transport 

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18 July 2016

Companies that operate lean manufacturing principles need efficient materials handling solutions. Here, Graham Jones, TCM dealer development director explains how the forklift truck company's locally-based network provides bespoke on-the-ground support for manufacturers.

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03 March 2016

The Fork Lift Truck Association has revealed the winners of its 22nd annual Awards for Excellence

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05 April 2013

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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

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

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

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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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

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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