When working with forklift trucks, safety is the number one priority. Here at H&F Forklifts we can carry out scheduled Forklift Services in Staffordshire and the surrounding area on-site, as well as minor repairs if need be.
The safety of the person operating the forklift, as well as the people working around them, should always be guaranteed.That’s why it is imperative to ensure that the equipment being used is in tip top shape.
A forklift truck is a heavy, large piece of machinery and if an accident occurs, it could very well lead to serious injuries.
To keep your forklift truck in excellent condition, and to reduce the chance of an accident, regular maintenance and forklift services should be carried out.
Catching problems early
Most mechanical problems occur when regular maintenance is not carried out. That’s why it is essential to be proactive with your forklift maintenance. Often by doing this you can detect any problems early on, before they become too serious. Accidents that could have been avoided by following basic health and safety procedures can end up causing serious injuries. They can also cost your business a ton financially, and damage your reputation.
Catching a small problem before it gets worse can save you money and even ensure your forklift’s lifespan isn’t cut short.
Conducting frequent checks
To ensure you catch any mechanical problems early on it’s vital to perform frequent checks on your forklifts. The RTITB recommends that you conduct checks daily, before the forklifts are put to use. That way you can be sure there is nothing wrong with the equipment.
A thorough check should include every aspect of the forklift from top to bottom. By investing time doing this you can ensure your equipment is working in the most efficient way and limit any downtime that might occur with broken or malfunctioning forklifts.
It’s easy to get the job done well and on time when you have fully working forklifts!
Regular Forklift Services in Staffordshire
Conducting frequent checks of your machinery is great but they shouldn’t replace schedule forklift servicing. As with any type of heavy machinery, regular forklift services are a must. Certain environmental factors can have an effect on the frequency of your forklift service needs… These include the temperature of your warehouse, the type of floor you have and the amount of moisture present.
Contact us to find out more about our forklift servicing options. Remember, it’s always wise to stay ahead of any forklift malfunctions to avoid unnecessary mishaps.