Forklift safety a high priority this Christmas

Businesses which use forklifts are being warned to lift their game as the retail sector moves to stock stores in time for Christmas following a number of tragic incidents in recent months. SafeWork NSW Executive Director Tony Williams said rushing to get goods out the door, poor safety systems and fatigue with workers on the job for more hours are … [Read more...]

Steel King Announces Products to Extend the Life of Rack Systems

Safety and protection products guard against forklift damage and protect rack system investment Steel King Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of material handling systems for improving operational efficiency, announces the availability of several products that can help reduce maintenance costs and extend the life of rack systems. … [Read more...]

How much is your pallet rack really costing you?

Hint: It may be more than the initial purchase cost When shopping for pallet rack, buyers may find options in the market that, on the surface, seem quite similar, but a savvy buyer will find that with all that is riding on a pallet rack decision, doing one’s homework up front can pay dividends in the end. From the warehouse environment to … [Read more...]

The Benefits of Pallet Flow Racks

Any warehouse or distribution centre with limited floor space that needs high density storage or automatic rotation of inventory on a first-in, first-out (FIFO) basis can benefit by implementing pallet flow storage racks. However, achieving the full performance capabilities of this type of rack system requires careful planning and … [Read more...]

When Online Forklift Training Makes Sense and When It Doesn’t

Online or e-learning for forklift training can be beneficial for the classroom portion of the instruction delivery. Here are pros and cons to consider. According to OSHA requirements, a forklift operator must be at least 18 years old, as well as trained and certified in order to drive a forklift without the direct supervision of a qualified … [Read more...]

Forklift Battery Handling And Maintenance Best Practices

Forklift batteries cost $1,500 to $5,000 a piece. So, not giving importance to the proper maintenance might result in great financial loss or higher operating expenses in your business. Nearly all lead-acid forklift batteries provide approximately 2,000 charge cycles. This means a battery normally lasts around 5 years. But to have the maximum … [Read more...]

Should I Buy New Or Used Forklifts?

When deciding to buy either a new or used forklift, there are several factors to weigh. Forklifts are expensive machines, so do your homework before you make a buying decision. Given an unlimited budget, everyone would like to have a shiny, new forklift with the latest technology, but for a lot of operations, the decision of whether to go … [Read more...]