Health and safety regulations are paramount when it comes to operating forklift hire vehicles at domestic, commercial and industrial sites in and around Crawley. There are many hazards that can avoided with the proper forklift training, which is included in our forklift service. Our team of forklift sales and rental experts comply with the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to deliver a high standard of service. This includes advising clients on ways to keep their properties free from danger.
Top Forklift Hazards
Manoeuvring and Blind Spots
Our forklift service includes novice to refresher forklift training courses, enabling Crawley clients to get accustomed to the controls so they can confidently drive one of our forklift hire or forklift sales vehicles. A forklift truck has rear-ended steering, which is designed for tight turn manoeuvring. However, when turning the truck around, operators need to be aware that the back of the vehicle usually requires more clearance than the front. This will be covered in the forklift training to help Crawley operators avoid crashes, bumps and physical injuries.
Manoeuvring and transporting loads can result in blind spots, which can be dangerous to other members of your Crawley staff. The forklift training instructors will provide ample assessments to make sure operators can easily drive a forklift in reverse, which offers better visibility and safety for moving large, heavy materials.
Forklifts Tipping Over
To ensure operators are competent and safe to operate forklift hire vehicles, we provide forklift training courses to benefit companies and their workforce in Crawley.
Injuries in the Workplace
Our forklift service teaches operators to be alert for potential hazards, as well as being ready to make emergency stops or quick manoeuvres to avoid accidents. When it comes to preventing operator injuries, we supply forklift hire and forklift sales models to Crawley clients with an ergonomic design. The adjustable seating, steering, protective seating compartment, heating, air conditioning and even cup holders, provide support which alleviates workers from experiencing physical stress, fatigue or over-exertion.
Choosing the right model will deliver a superior forklift service, avoiding improper loading and injuries from manual lifting.
To limit accidents in the workplace even further, we can install complete warehouse fit-outs for clients in Crawley, Guildford, Horsham, Redhill, Paddock Wood and the South East areas. This forklift service will help to organise the perfect layout for combi trucks and side-loaders, navigating aisles with safety and ease. All our warehouse fit-outs are installed with BS EN ISO 9000 certified products, approved by the Storage Equipment Manufacturers’ Association (SEMA).
Incorrect Use of Safety Attachments
At Gatwick Forklifts, we value health, safety and education in the workplace. To keep your Crawley workforce up-to-date on the required regulations to operate a forklift, we provide forklift training courses for beginners and refresher schemes for staff members with experience.
Our forklift hire includes maintenance, servicing and safety inspections to ensure the high-performance of our trucks and to prevent any accidents. We are qualified to issue L.O.L.E.R certificates, which meets the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER). Our company guarantee includes public and product liability insurance for up to £10 million.
For health and safety advice and forklift training courses available in Crawley and the surrounding South East areas, call 01293 831 300.