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Supplying forklifts since 1976

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Since 1976 H&F Trucks have provided local business with high quality materials handling solutions. For nearly four decades we have achieved steady growth year on year, enabling us to provide superior service to our customers from a stable & sustainable business platform.

3 Ways The Heat Can Negatively Affect Work in Your Warehouse

The warmer weather is welcomed by most people but for those working in a warehouse, it can bring some problems. Here are 3 ways the heat can negatively affect work in your warehouse.

Increased health and safety concerns

It’s great when the weather starts to get warmer but for workers it can cause an uncomfortable environment. Especially if your work involves a lot of physical activity. Warehouse temperatures can soar during the summertime and this can pose health and safety concerns for workers. Dehydration, heat stroke and fatigue can be common side effects of the increase in temperature so it’s vital that workers stay adequately hydrated throughout the working day. Suncream should be used by those working outdoors and ensure regular water breaks are taken.

Reduced productivity

It’s no surprise that when the temperature rises, work productivity decreases. People become more uncomfortable, sluggish, and are slower to get things done. Keeping workers refreshed and hydrated can help with this, as can rotating staff accordingly. However, some reduction in productivity is to be expected so it’s best to factor that into your schedule.

Forklift truck tire degradation

It’s common for forklift trucks to be used outside during summer, completing tasks that were impossible during the wet, icy and snowy conditions of winter. But there are some considerations that have to be made whilst working outside in summer too. Tire pressure can increase when the temperature rises and can cause blowouts if you’re not careful. Always check your tire pressure before using your forklift trucks in the heat.

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4 Tips to Maximise Your Forklift Battery life
25 - Apr - 2017

4 Tips to Maximise Your Forklift Battery life

Maximising the battery on your forklift truck is essential to get the best out of your machine. If your battery...
The 4 Most Popular Forklift Truck Types
14 - Dec - 2015

The 4 Most Popular Forklift Truck Types

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High demand for forklift operators due to the rise in online ordering
11 - Nov - 2016

High demand for forklift operators due to the rise in online ordering

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H&F Lift Trucks are a pleasure to deal with. All staff, Technicians, Sales and Directors have hands-on experience of all ranges of vehicles they supply. From initial assessments and listening to all users of a potential new vehicle requirement, they keep us informed of all aspects of specification and lead times through to delivery. Their maintenance service is superb – they organise suitable times around our busy working day with our Yard Managers. Any accidental damage or operator error faults are always discussed with me and dealt with fairly – not like some unscrupulous suppliers who seek to profit at every service visit! In a cut-throat market, where we are offered “good deals” a few quid cheaper every day, we are never tempted to stray.

James Hipkins, Managing Director

Pym and Wildsmith have been working closely with H&F Fork Trucks for many years. Their service is excellent, ranging from prompt callouts to breakdowns through to the supply of new trucks. We would not hesitate to recommend them.

Ian Pym, Operations Manager
Pym & Wildsmith

H&F have supplied us with all our fork lift equipment for in excess of ten years now, and have maintained it in accordance with our stringent operation requirements. During this time they have provided a consistently high level of service (including short term hire when required) whilst never failing to support us in a totally honest and professional manner.

Ashley Basset, Director
R G Bassett & Sons Ltd

We cover a 30 mile radius