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Monitoring your Forklift Tyres for optimum performance

As part of your daily forklift checks, tyres are an important component to consider and should be regularly checked for signs of wear and damage. Some key areas to consider are the surface tread areas, the sidewalls and the point at which the tyre fits to the wheel.

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Safety in operation

To ensure safe and efficient operation of materials handling equipment it is essential that the right personnel are selected to operate and maintain it and are thoroughly trained in their duties.

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Tips for purchasing used trucks online

As with any purchase over the internet, caution must be taken, however a piece of equipment such as a forklift truck adds in further complications and considerations. There are certain critical criteria that should be taken into account to prevent a costly mistake or potentially more serious consequences First, what make of truck should I look at? Not all forklift trucks are equal as some will naturally age better than others. Choose a well-known reliable brand that has a reputation for longevity and reliability.

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Useful Links

ITSSAR

Independent Training Standards Scheme and Register

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HSE

Information about health and safety at work

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UKMHA

Maintaining standards and services from all those in the material handling industry.

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FLTA

The Fork Lift Truck Association

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BITA

British Industrial Truck Association

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RTITB

Leading standards setting body for workplace transport training.

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Pre-Shift Check Posters

Download and print these pre-shift check posters as a reminder for your operators!