New catapult effect safety awareness leaflet

A safety awareness leaflet has been issued to warn users of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) about the catapult effect, which can cause occupants to be ejected from the platform, leading to serious injury and death, especially if occupants in boom-type machines are not wearing the correct personal fall protection equipment (PFPE). The leaflet, entitled […]

08/11/2022 - 13:42 pm

JLG’’s Seatbelt Engagement and Operator Presence Option now available as an aftermarket accessory

JLG a leading global manufacturer of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) and telehandlers, now offers its Seatbelt Engagement and Operator Presence option for select JLG telehandlers as an aftermarket accessory available through Online Express. This new telehandler retrofit kit includes seatbelt engagement assurance, operator presence functionality, a high visibility orange seatbelt and illustrated instructions for […]

27/09/2022 - 13:59 pm

UK set to trial anti-crush OverWatch device on scissor lifts  

Australian company, Equipment Safety Services (EQSS) has arrived in the UK with its OverWatch device, which can prevent deaths from crushing and trapping incidents on scissor lifts. EQSS claims that OverWatch is the only secondary guarding device that has proven itself on every job site and UK contractors have welcomed its arrival, with five contractors […]

05/04/2022 - 14:13 pm

Welgro to distribute Verton in South Africa

Verton has appointed Welgro as its first distributor in South Africa. The partnership means that Welgro’s clients will be able to safely improve their productivity and bottom line by using Verton’s remote-controlled load-management system. Welgro was founded in 1986 and specialises in supporting large Tier 1 companies in the mining, engineering, industrial and agricultural sectors. […]

15/02/2022 - 11:39 am

New warehouse truck safety device slashes product damage 

An innovative new safety device that dramatically reduces damage to stored goods, lift trucks, warehouse or distribution centre building infrastructure and storage systems is now available on Flexi Truck products. The Smart Stop ‘touch sensitive’ in-aisle sensing system causes a Flexi Truck articulated very narrow aisle lift truck’s digital drive system to lock out should the truck […]

19/11/2021 - 18:37 pm

Yale’s new operator assist lift truck technology

Yale Materials Handling Corporation has launched a suite of operator assistance technologies that warehouses can use to help reinforce lift truck operating best practices. The Yale Reliant solution automatically adjusts lift truck performance based on proximity to pedestrians and obstacles, load weight, equipment status and location-specific rules. The technology is the product of more than […]

22/06/2021 - 13:41 pm

Workplace safety – the wider benefits

Martin McVicar managing director of Combilift outlines the importance of developing a safety culture and choosing the correct equipment in modern warehousing and manufacturing facilities. Ensuring the safest possible working environment doesn’t just mean adhering to statutory guidelines; creating and promoting a safety strategy across the workforce encourages a culture of vigilance which ensures that […]

25/05/2021 - 14:09 pm

Porta Gantries provide portable solution to falls from height risk

When the UK’s Health and Safety Exeutive (HSE) released its latest fatal accident figures in July, falls from height were once again the single biggest cause of workplace deaths in the UK (up 4% at 29%), and accounted for 8% of all workplace injuries. What is significant in these figures isn’t the headline numbers though […]

14/09/2020 - 18:31 pm

Safer Work with cameras for compact machinery

Backup cameras were initially a popular option for larger machinery such as wheel loaders, dump trucks and excavators. The size of this machinery creates blind spots, which can be brought into view by cameras. Camera solutions are now becoming increasingly popular for compact machinery due to the significant safety improvements they bring to worksites. A […]

07/09/2020 - 14:00 pm

Pyroban launches Blue EX Spot for ATEX forklift trucks

Pyroban has launched Blue EX Spot, a driving path warning system for ATEX compliant lift trucks operating in Zone 1, 2, 21 and 22 hazardous areas. One light covers all Zones. “Blue EX Spot is an off-the-shelf explosion proof blue spot light that can be fitted to any existing Pyroban equipment already working in the […]

29/07/2020 - 10:03 am

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