Inspections? Why ?

Like any piece of equipment you rely on, your aerial lifts require regular inspections, and regularly.

            Aerial lifts also have their own set of unique safety requirements, and let’s start this review here.

            OSHA defines an aerial lift, simply, as a vehicle used to lift someone in the air. We’re paraphrasing here, but you know what an aerial lift is.

            Some of the hazards include brushes with gravity for both the operator and any objects the lift may be handling; the high center of gravity causing the vehicle to tip over; electrocutions caused by not observing overhead electrical lines; and contact with the ceiling.

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Safe Space

What if we told you that some of the best safety advice you can get about forklift operation has nothing to do with the forklift itself?

It’s true.  Safety begins with what happens on the forklift, of course, but it ends in the space not occupied by the lift.

Start by paying close attention to the environment around you. The biggest variables are your coworkers. Their movements can be erratic and impossible to predict and that can cause trouble. Make sure they are aware of where you are at all times. That’s why we sound the horn when we’re maneuvering around corners and use the reverse siren when we’re moving backwards.

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The Low Down : Incentives

There’s a lot of talk these days about climate change and what we can do as an industry to contribute to the effort to reverse its effects, but there could be something in it for you as well.

Obviously, the fuel forklifts use is the easiest target when it comes to decreasing your facility’s carbon footprint starting with your lift.

Internal combustion engines create emissions that can be harmful, but if you wanted to replace your fleet with electric forklifts, you could be looking at a hefty price tag.

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Battery Option

Options.  We like to have options. Hundreds of brands of toothpaste, shampoo, dish soap- every one pretty much the same, right?

There are plenty of options when it comes to batteries for your electric forklift as well. In fact, here in Atlantic Forklift Services home state of North Carolina, there are five major battery brands.

Before you ask, as with any vendor we work with, we make sure we match the best product for your forklift.

Battery pricing differs from battery to battery depending on the client’s needs. Each battery type will perform differently and is used in different circumstances.

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