Check over equipment before the start of your shift
- Brake lights
- Dashboard lights
- Damage to the chassis
- Forks and forklift attachments
- Fuel levels/level of charge a forklift has
Take care when entering & exiting the cabin
- In the presence of a forklift, whether it’s operational or not
- Getting out of the cabin
- Climbing into the cabin
Don’t get distracted
Acquire the correct gear
- High-visibility jackets and vests
- Hard hats
- Steel-toed boots
- Ear defenders
- Winter coats
Refrain from overloading material handling equipment
The forklift itself will have manufacturer recommendations regarding the amount of weight it can lift and transport. These guidelines should be followed at all times and, when the forklift is carrying a load, the forks should be held as close to the ground as possible to minimise damage to employees and the stock itself.
Forklifts should also be driven at a responsible speed. Do not exceed any recommended speed limits in and around the warehouse, particularly when travelling around corners, up and down ramps and when your forklift is carrying a full load.
Forklift Hire has over 30 years of experience in the material handling industry, so you’ll always be able to count on us to provide customers throughout the UK with high-quality, reliable forklifts and other pieces of warehouse equipment. You’ll be able to rent a forklift and hire warehouse machinery for a reasonable price. With transparent rental contracts available, you’ll be spoilt for choice when you choose to rent material handling equipment from us here at Forklift Hire. For more information about how we can help you today, get in touch with a member of our team – we’re always happy to hear from you.