Pallet Rack Safety

Safety, as we discuss often in these entries, is a two-way street.  We’re about to add a third.

Your pallet racks are another variable in the safety equation.

Pallet rack accidents can happen quickly, and they can be deadly.

When you’re setting up your racks, have a complete understanding of what will be expected of them. The initial design should ensure they will be able to handle and safely store your materials, know their capacity rating and keep that information handy so you can refer to it if necessary.

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Aerial Equipment – Scissor Lifts

We’ve added a potentially critical element of your operation to our catalog of warehouse equipment- Skyjack Aerial Equipment.  Scissor lifts, boom lifts and man lifts are now available through us for purchase or rental.

Colloquially known as “cherry-pickers” these versatile lifts can be the addition to your facility you’ve been looking for- they’re made to move materials and your employees vertically!

In fact, aerial machinery can manage a lot of jobs more efficiently and more safely than other pieces of equipment- improving safety and saving you money in the long run IF you have the right piece of gear for the right job.

Scissor lifts are built to move your people and some equipment or materials high in the air, some models as high as 60 feet. They can help employees in places where otherwise a scaffolding or high ladder might be necessary. Scissor lifts do still require safety harnesses and cables, but a fall is much less likely out of a scissor lift than a scaffolding or some wonky ladder.

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Mid-Summer Forklift Check-Up

We’re elbows deep in Summer weather and even if you did everything we suggested in the Spring to prep for Summer, you still need to follow up because hot weather is very, very tough on mechanical engines and forklifts are no different.

Start with the battery.  Sure, you check it at the start of every shift but take a minute or two and really check it out. Hot Summer weather can result in excess corrosion and severely reduce your fluid levels. Check your battery cells and make sure the fluid hasn’t evaporated away.  It happens before you know it. Refill if necessary (checking for the proper pH).

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Forklift Load Lifting

We talk a lot about safety and procedure when you’re behind the wheel of a forklift and with good reason- but the steps that need to be take on board a truck don’t end once the driver engages the drive train.

Approaching and lifting a load have their own steps as well to ensure safe, efficient relocation of the materials.

Keep these steps and questions in mind as you approach a new load:

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