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Why Forklift Thorough Examinations Are So Important

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If things are busy, it can often be easy to cast aside certain important processes, procedures and duties to make sure all the work is done on time. When it comes to thorough forklift examinations, this isn’t something you should skip. It’s vitally important that you maintain your equipment for a number of reasons, with the following just five of the more important ones to consider. Safety As per LOLER and PUWER regulations, the safety of both the operator and the staff in the area is important. Without a thorough examination, there is a much higher chance that something could go…

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Free Forklift Transport On All Forklift Hires!

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It’s been a busy few weeks here at East Midlands Forklifts and with many businesses looking to get back up and running across the next few weeks, we thought we’d do our bit to help get local businesses (just like ours) through this period. That’s why we’ve decided to offer free forklift transport for all hires with a minimum term of 4 weeks – Subject to being within a 30 mile radius of LE115QY. Just quote code ‘Forklift4’ when speaking to one of the team and we’d be happy to arrange this offer for you. If you’d like to browse through…

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Keeping the East Midlands moving: our response to Covid-19

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Our top priority is the safety of our employees and clients, so we want to keep everyone informed of the steps we are taking to help stop the spread of the virus and follow government guidelines, whilst making sure that our services are still accessible to those that need them. East Midlands Forklifts are still open for business whilst we support those in key industries such as warehousing and distribution, during what is inevitably going to be a particularly busy period. Forklifts are crucial for many of the companies we are relying on right now, so we want to do our…

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Common Forklift Faults and How to Fix Them

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Over the course of its lifetime, your forklift truck may gradually start to develop faults which affect its everyday performance. In this article, we’ve listed some of the most common problems dealt with by operators, and how they can be fixed. Remember, you should always be monitoring the condition of your machine and enlisting the help of a professional if you want a problem to be diagnosed and fixed properly. Forklift does not start If it won’t start up, your forklift is pretty much useless. The cause of the problem could be something as obvious as a flat battery or lack…

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Introducing Our New Delivery Lorry!

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Here at East Midlands Forklifts, we have recently made the exciting investment of our very own lorry. This shiny new vehicle is going to make a huge difference to the business, enabling us to have more control over our operations, which will mean that we can work much more seamlessly.  The new delivery lorry will be used to transport our forklifts, and those that need to be brought to our depot for maintenance services. It boasts the ability to carry 19 tons, or an impressive 5 forklifts! One of the main benefits of having this lorry is that we’ll no longer…

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Rugby World Cup Competition

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How to enter To enter, you must comment who you believe the first try scorer will be as well as the minute in which it will be scored.  The entrant with the right guess of the player and the closest minute guess will win the Amazon voucher prize!  The competition is open to enter from Tuesday 29th October 2019 to midday Friday the 1st of November.  The winner will be announced on Tuesday the 5th of November.  In the event of a tie, the winners names will be added to a ‘hat’ and pulled out at random. The first to be…

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The Dangers of Casual Forklift Training

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What is casual forklift training?  Casual forklift training is that which is carried out informally, with no official goal or accreditation. Some employers allow inexperienced newcomers to be trained by their existing forklift operators, rather than by professional training providers, which is highly concerning considering the level of risk that comes with operating a forklift truck. Some of the people carrying out this training have also never been instructed by an accredited trainer, which only worsens the problem.   Although there are some elements of forklift driving which may be adequately explained in-house by experienced employees, environments such as warehouses and…

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Do I Need A Licence To Drive A Forklift Truck?

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Want to be able to drive a forklift truck but unsure of the requirements? You’re not alone – with so many different options available for training, certification and licensing, it can be confusing to know what’s necessary for you to get started. Read on to find out how to make sure you’re ready to start operating your forklift – it’s actually a lot simpler than you might think. The basics A licence isn’t essential to drive a forklift truck, but there are a few requirements that you must meet in order to safely operate one. Age – the HSC Approved Code…

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The Big Bank Holiday Biscuit Giveaway!

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How to enter To enter, you must comment with a numerical guess of how many individual tea bags a counterbalance forklift could carry (based on weight) The entrant with the closest guess to the figure determined by East Midlands Forklifts will win the prize of a biscuit hamper. The competition is open to enter from Thursday 22nd August 2019 to midday Tuesday 27th August 2019. The winner will be announced on Tuesday 27th August and the hamper will be delivered to the winner’s address within two weeks. In the event of a tie, the winners names will be added to a…

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The Business Cost of Forklift Accidents

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When forklifts are used in an industrial setting, such as a warehouse for instance, they can quickly improve the efficiency and internal flow of labour. They make difficult, tedious jobs more manageable for workers, allowing them to distribute, organise and transport goods quickly and effectively. However, statistics show that over 1,300 employees in the UK are hospitalised due to forklift accidents each year. Poor health and safety procedures, which can lead to the improper use of forklifts, can have serious consequences for a business — monetary and otherwise. The cost of damaged machinery Forklifts are valuable assets to a business. If…

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