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15 May 2019

In order to help address the problem of injuries and fatalities associated with the use of dumpers, the Strategic Forum Plant Safety Group (SFPSG) has launched a Good Practice Guide for the Safe Use of Dumpers.

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13 May 2019

Thousands of businesses operating fork lift trucks may, unknowingly, be falling foul of the Law over their Thorough Examinations, according to CFTS, the body behind a national standard for the Thorough Examination of fork lift trucks.

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16 May 2019

With Industry 4.0 becoming more and more prevalent in the industry, the uptake of new technologies can look very different from business to business. FLTA Chief Executive Tim Waples explains the realities of the situation.

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01 May 2019

When fruit and veg wholesaler, T.G. Fruits, wanted a cleaner alternative to its IC engine trucks, it approached Mitsubishi dealer, Alto Handling for help. 

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10 April 2019

Developed by Weston Handling Consultancy (WHC), ACKPad and ACKBelt fit easily to most powered pedestrian trucks and are said to help reduce the risk of injuries to staff and damage to plant.

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04 April 2019

CFTS — the body behind a UK national standard for the Thorough Examination of lift trucks — is urging owners and operators of forklifts to check that their equipment has undergone an inspection at least once a year in accordance with the law.

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04 April 2019

Weston Handling Consultancy (WHC) has redesigned its anti-crush systems for pedestrian powered warehouse trucks. They are now faster to install, and fit onto MEWPs as well as forklifts.

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04 April 2019

Specially designed entrance mats can be fitted near a warehouse entrance to scrape dirt and absorb water from the wheels of forklift trucks in the same way that regular entrance mats work.

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02 April 2019

Combilift's Combi-PPT powered pallet truck with 8000kg capacity is one of three products shortlisted in the Warehouse Truck category of the IFOY Award (International Intralogistics and Forklift Truck of the Year).

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20 March 2019

St Clare Engineering has manufactured one of its Grab-O-Matic model DH-1 single drum handlers in stainless steel for a client to use within an ATEX zone.

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20 March 2019

The Curtis Model 1220E brushed DC permanent magnet motor controller for electric power steering and steer-by-wire systems meets EN1175 1:1998+A1: 2010 standards and is designed for Curtis Vehicle Control Language-enabled AC-traction controllers.

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11 March 2019

Logistics managers are being urged by CFTS to seek clarity over forklift Thorough Examinations, after it was revealed lift trucks are involved in 50% more serious accidents than HGVs.

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08 March 2019

St Clare Engineering has manufactured one of its Grab-O-Matic model DH-1 single drum handlers for use within an ATEX zone.

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21 March 2019

SICK's all-in-one NAV-LOC localisation solution, enables Automated Guided Vehicles to navigate reliably and efficiently around shop floor and warehouse environments without the need for reflectors or other physical markers

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11 March 2019

The UK Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks Dealer Network is celebrating following news that its EDiA EM three-and-four wheel electric range has made it to the Finals in the FLTA Awards for Excellence – in three of the event’s four product categories.

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08 March 2019

Combilift has been nominated as a finalist in one of the most prestigious international awards in the materials handling industry.

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25 February 2019

Bristol Forklifts has been presented with the FLTA audit compliance certificate following a successful on-site assessment. The audit, which started in April 2017, reviewed 100 criteria, including safety, health and environmental procedures. 

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13 February 2019

The Fork Lift Truck Association's annual National Fork Lift Safety Convention will be held on Wednesday 30th October 2019, at the Heart of England Event and Conference Centre in Coventry. Toyota Material Handling UK will sponsor the event.

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08 February 2019

Toyota Material Handling has donated a Toyota Tonero forklift truck to Leicestershire Fire & Rescue Service.

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12 February 2019

Weston Handling Consultancy (WHC) has redesigned its anti-crush systems for pedestrian powered warehouse trucks. They are now faster to install, and fit onto MEWPs as well as forklifts.

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FEATURES

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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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21 January 2016

To celebrate production of the 400,000th truck at its Craigavon plant in Northern Ireland, Yale Europe Materials Handling has made the largest single charitable donation in its history. Val Kealey visited the site to find out more

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16 July 2015

In a busy application, the fuel bill for your forklift will easily surpass the cost of the truck itself. Indeed, your energy budget will be second only to the cost of your operator. Here, Derek Anderson of Manbat Industrial looks at ways of minimising costs and maximising productivity

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05 March 2015

A sell-out audience of key industry figures assembled at The International Centre in Telford recently for an entertaining evening during which they discovered the 2015 winners of the Fork Lift Truck Association's annual awards for Excellence

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02 October 2014

Electric models will gain growing traction in the sideloader market predicts Bulmor as Simon Duddy, editor of Handling & Storing Solutions (IP&E's sister publication) visited the manufacturer’s facilities in Austria. However, there are still many truck users who prefer diesel models

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08 July 2014

If you work in materials handling, the chances are you’ve either read about someone who has been injured by a fork lift truck, or worse – you know someone who has. Here, Peter Harvey, chief executive of the Fork Lift Truck Association, outlines recent initiatives to boost fork lift truck safety

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SPONSORED CONTENT

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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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

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

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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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

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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