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Pallet Truck / Jack Blog
A pallet truck (also known as a pump truck or pallet jack) is a wheeled material handling trolley designed to lift and transport goods stacked on pallets. Pallet trucks are commonly seen in warehouses, stockrooms and in environments where wooden pallets are often used.
Pallet trucks are available both as a manually powered version and electrically/powered pallet truck to suit the requirements of the business. They are especially useful for boosting the efficiency of heavy goods transportation within warehouse environments, turning a multiple-person job into a one person job.
As with any type of workplace equipment, there are hazards that equipment pose. Though hand pallet trucks are generally easy to operate and require no specialist training, accidents still occur as a result of external circumstances and complacency regarding safety regulations.
Stay up to date with all of the latest industry and legislative news relating to the safety and maintenance of workplace equipment.
We will post blogs relating to HSE prosecutions and HSE accident statistics, safety initiatives and topical events relating
to equipment safety and the consequences of failing to maintain equipment at work across a wide range of industries – from farming
to construction, warehousing to transport and logistics. In addition we will highlight how our Good to Go Safety inspection systems
could help to improve workplace safety and help your company to reduce maintenance costs while complying with key statutory legislations such as PUWER, LOLER and WAHR.
How to save time and money with effective equipment maintenance
On average, predictive maintenance increases productivity by 25%, reduces breakdowns by 70% and lowers maintenance costs by 25%. Depending on the type of assets, costs and technical sophistication, a broad spectrum of maintenance strategies should be...
Worker suffers two broken ribs, a punctured lung and fractured vertebra
A company has been fined £200,000 after an employee was crushed by a 700kg crate filled with replacement glass.
The man who was working at a warehouse located in Stakehill Industrial Estate, Middleton, was moving the crate, with the help of an...
What can you inspect with TakeAIM?
TakeAIM is supplied with a number of pre-installed checklists for the most popular equipment types used for work. If TakeAIMs range of pre-loaded inspections don't have the equipment type you require, you can create your own equipment type on the Tak...
Even Santa uses TakeAIM
When it comes to checklists, there's no one more proficient than Santa. He has a checklist for good, a checklist for bad and since he found TakeAIM, he's managing them all digitally.
Here's what Santa said about TakeAIM:
As the Holiday sea...
Factory and Warehousing Safety Tips
Factories and warehouses have numerous health and safety risks. If you fail to manage them, your business may face a number of different issues such as lost working days, injuries and in the worst case scenario, fatalities.
As an employer, you...
Improve your inspection and maintenance process
Inspections and maintenance of workplace equipment such as forklifts, ladders, pallet trucks, racking etc is a vitally important process to ensure equipment remains in a safe condition. Now we've made keeping track of maintenance and inspection sched...
4 Million Inspection Checklists Sold
To date, Good to Go Safety have supplied over 4 million checklists to companies around the UK.
If you don’t currently know about our multi-award winning inspection systems, you may be wondering why so many people insist on utilising Good to Go Saf...
Managing Warehouse Equipment
Thorough inspections of all equipment are required under Health and Safety law: LOLER 1998 & PUWER 1998
Asking employees to conduct pre-use checks before using forklifts, pallet trucks, racking, ladders or other warehouse equipment is not only a s...
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