Top Forklift Facts30 Apr 2017, by Forklift Training News in
Many work forces feel the strain and pressure of heavy lifting, often taking precious time up or risking safety in the process. Forklifts can help reduce this strain and provide a number of benefits to a business and its work force. While training will be needed, once provided it is a fantastic asset to have.
Let’s look at the top 7 facts:
- Forklifts have a ‘cab’ where the driver sits, designed with their safety in mind
- They can be used in a variety of different environments. Warehousing businesses will often have a fleet of trucks at their disposal. You can also find them on building sites, in the farming industry and the military.
- They is not a one size fits all machine. They can come in a range of different sizes to suit the needs of the business. From a massive warehouse boasting a large square foot to the smallest warehouse making the best of their space. There are mini/smaller forklifts perfect for pallet stacking and huge forklifts suitable for extreme heavy lifting.
- Payment options – You can hire a forklift if you only need one for a short time which could work out better financially but if one is required for long term use, you can also buy them which will work out cheaper in the long run. Not only does the warehouse/project manager weigh up the usage but they will also take into account other factors such as labour costs without one – how much longer will the job take with several men compared to a couple and a forklift for example.
- You can transform them into other things! There is a wide variety of adjustments you can make to them, for example you can add long reach arms or a plough. Making it a versatile asset to your company.
- They are built to last. Forklifts are like the tanks of the working world. They are built to resist scuffs and scraps as well as hard hits to protect the workers around them. With thick tread tyres they can manage a variety of terrains and work in bad weather.
- Businesses will often mix and match their sizing to suit their needs. If you look at most large warehouses they will have small and large forklifts for the highest efficiency.
When thinking about time, labour, budget and efficiency, a forklift could be a good investment and potentially save you a lot of money in the long run. If you have recently invested in a forklift for your business visit Pro Trainers for expert training and guidance for your employees.