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    Be Sure Your Workers are Properly Trained and Avoid These Types of Accidents

    Last updated 2 years ago

    Forklifts are not designed for entertainment, so it’s no surprise that forklift fun often ends in injury. This montage of forklift accidents is humorous in tone, but the subject is very serious. Check out all the wrong ways to use a forklift with this video before training your staff on the right way.

    There are numerous ways to use a forklift improperly, and viewers will get to see 10 of these scenarios in this video. Some accidents are a result of missing restraints and reckless maneuvering while other issues arise due to high speeds and poor communication between workers.   

    Trained employees are less likely to cause accidents with a forklift. Get in touch with the forklift experts at Liftow Limited if your team trained and certified. We can be reached at (866) 626-4299 or with a visit to our website. 

    Why Proper Forklift Safety Training Is Critical for Any Warehouse Operation

    Last updated 2 years ago

    A fleet of lift trucks allows companies to move goods in and out of their warehouse with ease and take full advantage of warehouse storage space. However, the combination of confined spaces of a warehouse, moving equipment, excess noise and pedestrians create risks for potential accidents and injuries. Proper forklift safety training is beneficial to your company in numerous ways.

    • Employee Safety: Proper forklift training helps keep your employees protected in two ways. First, training helps forklift operators avoid accidents altogether. Operators are taught how to avoid foot traffic, how to properly move and lift product safely, to check turn radius before rotating the truck and how to take corners safely. Second, pedestrian training teaches on-foot workers how to avoid an accident with a forklift and how to move safely around the warehouse. The course teaches students to keep a safe distance from forklifts and how to safely address a forklift operator.
    • Warehouse Productivity: Many forklift accidents involve collisions with warehouse stock or other fork lifts. Unfortunately, even a small crash can permanently damage product or the lift truck itself as well as cost the company in loss productivity and down time. Safety training courses minimize these time-consuming accidents and help to keep your warehouse on schedule. Don’t depend on safety signs or short seminars to protect your investments—make sure each employee is trained to operate a forklift without accidents.
    • Company Costs: The damage done by lift truck accidents isn’t limited to productivity. Forklift collisions are extremely costly. Broken pallets, lost stock and equipment repair quickly add up to a hefty fee. Costs rise even higher when employees are injured and unable to work. Investing in a proper safety training course will save your company a great deal in the long run.

    Liftow Limited is the largest forklift retailer in North America, and a leading provider of safety training services. Contact us at (866) 626-4299 if your team needs a refresher course in forklift protocol.

    Can Your Business Benefit from a Forklift or Pallet Jack?

    Last updated 2 years ago

    Large and growing businesses often require new ways to transport goods. This is especially true when companies use large warehouses to store their products. Both lift trucks and pallet jacks offer a solution to cargo transportation problems.

    • Lift Truck Advantages: Most companies use forklifts to move and store their heaviest goods. Its benefits are that lift trucks can lift thousands of pounds and has the ability to store products high on racking for better space utilization. There are a wide range of forklift types to choose from—these machines are divided by their propulsion type and lift characteristics. Combustion engines are perfect for uninterrupted lifting transportation from indoor to outdoor. Alternatively, electric forklifts are for indoor use and ideal for warehouses where emissions must be watched more carefully. Companies can even invest in forklifts and accessories that are specific to their industry. Hydraulic barrel clamps, for instance, are used by companies that deal with kegs and large rolls of material.
    • Pallet Truck / Jack Benefits: Pallet trucks are an economical solution to moving loads that are at ground level and that are on skids. These compact wheeled vehicles use two forks to slide under and lift pallets and are ideal for confined spaces. Pallet jacks come in manual and electric-powered options, and can lift as much as a standard forklift.

    Companies can find a full inventory of forklifts and pallet jacks at Liftow Limited. We’re proud to serve the Toronto and surrounding areas with our first-class lift trucks. Contact us at (866) 626-4299 to learn more about forklift sales, service, and parts.

    Read On To See What Liftow Can Do For Your Business Operations

    Last updated 2 years ago

    A forklift from Liftow Limited can help your business in many different ways. It can improve productivity, help you expand your warehouse operations to keep up with growing demands, and even improve the health of your workforce. To learn more, check out these helpful resources from around the web:

    • Before you attempt to inspect or perform routine maintenance on your forklift, take a look at this article from the CCOHS to learn how to safely service a forklift.
    • Are you making the most of your warehouse space? For some great tips on how to better utilize your existing warehouse space, check out this article from
    • A forklift won’t entirely eliminate the need for manual labor. So to help keep your employees healthy, share this information on proper lifting techniques with your workforce.

    From lift truck training to forklift safety products, Liftow Limited has everything your company needs to run a safe, efficient worksite. Visit online or call (866) 626-4299 today!

    Want to Learn More About Worksite Safety? Here are a Few Related Articles

    Last updated 2 years ago

    Do you want to run the safest most efficient worksite possible?  Are looking for more tips about keeping your current fleet of lift trucks in top condition?  For more information on these topics and more, check out the following links:

    • The U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration gives you an overview of the different types of forklift classifications.
    • If you’re serious about improving productivity, you first need to understand how productivity is measured. This article from the University of British Columbia will tell you more.
    • This article from the Canada Business Network discusses how inventory management can help you meet your customers’ needs and keep your goods flowing off the shelves. 

    For additional information on our inventory of new and used lift trucks, visit our website or call (866) 626-4299.

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