Forklift Mistakes and how to Avoid Them

Forklifts are an essential part of any warehouse, but mistakes are easily made and can cause a lot of disruption. Here’s our list of the most common forklift mistakes – and how you can avoid making them!

Over Capacity? If you overload your forklift, or if your load is insecure, the vehicle can become unstable which can lead to damage and/or injury. Check your forklift capacity before you start loading – every time!

Is your power low? Running out of power halfway through a job can cause a serious hazard – you should regularly check the power of your forklift, to make sure you can complete your task efficiently.

Communication is key. Forklift drivers must pay attention to their surroundings, including speed limits, and listen to key instructions from colleagues – if not, forklifts can pose a serious risk.

Misuse can be dangerous. Proper workwear must be worn at all times, and vehicles should only be used for their intended purpose. It might be tempting to try and use the power of a forklift for other odd jobs, but it’s not worth the risk.

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What are the benefits of Temporary work?

In today’s ever-changing market, temporary jobs are at times more readily available. Whilst traditionally a permanent role might seem more attractive, there are plenty of benefits to taking on a temp job.

You’re in the driving seat. Temporary work means you have total freedom in your career and the ultimate in flexibility.

Let’s get networking! Temporary assignments give you the chance to meet professionals in your sector, which could lead to exciting career opportunities you might have otherwise missed.

Kick start your career. Temporary jobs are a great way to show what you’re made of when it comes to a new employer and can lead to something more long term.

Grow your knowledge. Working in different environments will give you ample opportunities to further your own knowledge and skills, which will bring more prospects to you as your career grows.

You’re still secure. You still have the same rights as a permanent employee and you’re also entitled to the same benefits.

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Top tips for Boosting Morale in the Warehouse

Warehouses are busy places. It’s fast paced, busy work, and team morale can go up and down. And whilst demand is on the way up, it’s vital businesses put plans in place to keep morale high in the warehouse. Here’s how.

It’s time to boost the benefits. On site benefits can be simple, cost-effective and go a long way to making the team feel valued. Offering training opportunities, flexible working patterns where possible and even the odd giveaway will keep people motivated and happy.

Recognition goes a long way. Warehousing teams often go above and beyond to meet demand so it’s really important that employers offer praise and recognition where they see teams going the extra mile. A thank you goes a long way!

Support your team with Temp workers. In busy periods, a helping hand will really take the pressure off your permanent staff. Temp workers can boost team moral, help business meet their logistics targets and offer new ideas and attitudes.

For more information about our latest warehouse vacancies, or to find out how Flexistaff can support your business, contact us on 0844 556 2916.

Make your first day at work count

After weeks or months of job searching, starting a new job can be both exciting and daunting. First impressions count, so it’s important to make the most of your first day in a job – Take a look at our top tips for making your first day count.

Make sure you prepare accordingly. Plan exactly what you’d like to wear on the day and make sure you get a good night’s sleep.

Make friends. They’ll be a lot to take in on the first day, but make sure you introduce yourself to everyone you meet, be polite and friendly, and don’t be afraid to ask questions if you’re unsure.

Make notes. Take a notepad with you wherever you go – and make notes. You can’t be expected to remember everything, but taking notes of what you learn shows initiative and interest.

Learn the house rules. Find out where you can get a good coffee, the house keeping rules and where all of the facilities are. You don’t want to be caught short!

Do your best. That’s all anyone can ask for – Try to learn as much as you can on your first day, make a good impression, and enjoy your brand new career!

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Changes to National Living Wage

It’s that time of year again! Welcome to the financial year of 2021 – 22, which began official as of 1st April this year – and with a new financial year comes a change to the National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage rates.

The National Living Wage and the National Minimum wage rates are paid according to your age. Apprentices are paid the “apprentice” wage if they are 19 or under and in the first year of their apprenticeship.

Here are the new rates for this financial year:

Rate from April 2020Rate from April 2021
National Living Wage£8.72£8.91
21-22 Year Old Rate£8.20£8.36
18-20 Year Old Rate£6.45£6.56
16-17 Year Old Rate£4.55£4.62
Apprentice Rate£4.15£4.30

If you require any further information, please visit GOV.UK to find out what you’re entitled to.

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