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What Are the Different Types of Forklift Training?

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There is a common misconception regarding forklift licenses and the corresponding training. Many people presume the process of receiving a forklift license is similar to receiving a driving license — everyone takes a standardised test and, once passed, receives a shiny new license that allows them to drive any car (with a few exceptions) anywhere in the country. The truth is, forklift licenses don’t really exist. Not physical licenses anyway. Instead, you will receive a physical certificate upon completing a training course. If your employer deems this certification to be sufficient enough to operate the forklift safely and properly, they will…

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How High Can a Forklift Lift?

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1906 saw the creation of the very first forklift, a contraption not too dissimilar to the forklifts of today. A little over a century later, forklifts are ubiquitous, helping businesses throughout the manufacturing industry lift and transport heavy goods with minimal effort. Unlike the solitary forklift variety back in 1906, forklifts today have branched into a number of different subsets, each engineered to cater to specific tasks and environments. Here at East Midlands Forklifts, we sell many types of forklifts, including reach, counterbalance, warehouse, pedestrian stacker, multi-directional, telescopic and side loader. The various forklifts are tailored for performing particular jobs, and,…

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Can You Hire A Forklift?

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For many industries, forklifts are ubiquitous; their presence is vital to ensure day-to-day business operations are successful. Forklifts are, therefore, sometimes purchased up front and owned by the business. However, at East Midlands Forklifts, we also provide forklifts for hire. What types of forklift hire are available? There are two types of forklift hire: fast, short-term hire and long-term leasing contracts. Short-term hire entails hiring a forklift for a short, unspecified amount of time, whereas long-term leasing will be for a much longer and explicit duration. Why would you need to hire a forklift short term? Short term hire of a…

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Free Renewal Thorough Examination With Every Used Forklift Sale

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Here at East Midlands Forklifts, we’re offering a free renewal thorough examination with every used forklift sold. For more information on this offer, contact one of the team today on 0800 998 1218. Alternatively, you can browse through our wide range of available used forklifts here – https://www.eastmidlandsforklifts.co.uk/product-categories/used-forklift-truck-sales/

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Forklifts On Public Roads: What Are the Laws?

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Taking your forklift onto public roads must be done in accordance with the current legislation. Perhaps you think that offloading something at the side of the road or nipping across the street does not require your forklift have the appropriate registration, tax or insurance – this is not true, and you could be committing an offence without realising it. Here at East Midlands Forklifts, we’ve put together this short guide to the laws concerning forklifts on public roads and how you can adhere to them – helping you avoid any issues or fines in the future. Can forklifts go on public…

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Why Won’t My Forklift Start?

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If your forklift fails on you, it can mean disaster for your business, grinding operations to a halt – and costing you both time and money. When your forklift won’t start, being able to assess where the trouble may lie can save you calling out a specialist, only for the problem to be an easy-fix. In this guide, we’ll be going through the possible reasons for a non-responsive forklift and what you can do to correct them. Is your battery plugged in? This is easy to miss – but definitely something you will need to check before calling out an engineer….

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Forklift Truck Buying Guide

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The humble forklift truck offers a vast helping hand to businesses across the world. If your business is expanding and you have never bought or rented a forklift before, this guide could save you from being caught out with the wrong truck. If you are a veteran forklift owner with an out-of-date fleet, it should offer a good checklist to ensure your new investment is the best it can be. New trucks With a new truck, you are spared the challenge of sourcing a well-maintained second-life machine. It comes with a guarantee, a service package and a certified dealer who can…

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Forklift Basic Training

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    A fully qualified forklift operator is important for both the safety of others and ensuring that a forklift is used in the most efficient way. A forklift licence must be held by all who wish to operate a forklift, and the relevant training is available from many reputable providers throughout the country, including from ourselves here at East Midlands Forklifts, so failure to have your employees or yourself properly trained will be inexcusable. This month, we’re looking at the necessary components of forklift training you must undergo to receive your licence, providing you with more insight into the importance…

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What is a ‘thorough examination’ forklift inspection?

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A thorough examination is vital when it comes to owning and operating forklifts to ensure the safety and functionality of your equipment at all times. Here, we run through exactly what these inspections constitute and what they cover: What is it? The thorough examination under LOLER – Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations – is a systematic and detailed examination of the forklift equipment including its safety-critical parts, which is carried out at specified intervals by a competent person. This person will then go on to complete a written report of the examination’s findings, detailing the ‘health’ of the forklift as…

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