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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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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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Temporary Christmas workers lacking basic skill sets

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In today’s society, there is an ever-growing popularity for hiring temporary workers over the festive period to provide assistance with over-worked existing staff in stores, restaurants and cafes bursting at the seams with custom and stock. This increase in temporary staffing is unsurprising, as with the British public due to set a record breaking online shopping spree in the lead up to Christmas this year, warehouses which do not have enough workers to deal with stock and orders will fall short and suffer the consequences with added stress and higher incidents of mistakes made during the processing of customers’ orders. However,…

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Important Forklift Truck Legislation You Need To Know

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All commercial industries are governed by a number of regulations and guidelines to ensure that correct health and safety procedures are followed at all times. The forklift industry is no different, and its various pieces of legislation highlight the fact that operating lift truck machinery can be a hazardous and dangerous thing to do if correct protocol is not followed. So what are the governing bodies that control the usage of forklifts? And what are the different types of legislation that they enforce? LOLER Dating back to 1998, the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) apply to all companies utilising…

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