Forklift Safety: Keeping Your Cool

Summer has just begun and already the mercury is peaking at mid-Summer temperatures and above- and if you’re in Arizona your days have been topping out in the hundreds for a month or two already.

Workers both on board a forklift and just getting things done around it need to be protected from extreme heat and cold.  In fact, OSHA demands it.

Since we’re mostly focused on the forklift and its operator and since it’s Summer- we’ll spend most of our time talking about keeping your operator cool.

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Forklift Safety: Tips for Hiring Safe Drivers

June 14 marked National Forklift Safety Day and we’re finishing our June 2017 with one more look at a very important forklift safety factor.  The driver.

More specifically, new drivers, and what you should look for in a new forklift driver.

It stands to reason that not everyone who might apply to be a forklift driver will have actual forklift operating experience, or you may have someone on your staff who expresses an interest in becoming a forklift driver.

We’ve covered the process of becoming a certified operator at great length in this blog and anyone who is not a certified operator will need to go through the same process- but what should you look for before you even start that process?

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Is your forklift the investment you expected ?

Your employees have an hourly pay rate, and you can make an argument that your forklift does too.  So, how much are you paying YOUR forklift?

We’ll explain.

Forklifts, as we’ve talked about before, need maintenance. Daily maintenance, per shift inspections, periodic inspections and parts replacements don’t just happen, they take effort and money.  Maintaining your forklift according to the manufacturer’s specifications can save you money over the life of the truck.

For your own records, keeping track of your cost per hour is a great way of determining when you might need to invest in a new lift.

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Doosan 7 Series Pneumatic Forklift

Forklift technology is what it is right?  How many advancements could possibly be made for a truck that picks stuff up and puts stuff down?

Doosan answered that question with authority when it released the 7 Series Pneumatic forklift.

With a capacity of up to 7,000 pounds at its heart it is, after all, a forklift- but it’s the extras that elevate the 7 Series.

We’ll start with the safety features.  The Guardian Stability System monitors the movement of the unit and automatically limits the speed based on turn radius and load height, and the degree of tilt with an elevated load.

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