How to conduct a Forklift inspection

If you work in a fast paced, busy warehouse environment, you’ll be used to working with forklifts. But are you clued up when it comes to inspection guidelines as per the Occupational Safety and Health Administration? Here’s what you need to remember.

Why do I need to inspect my forklift? It’s important that forklifts are inspected regularly to ensure everyone is safe when working in the warehouse environment. If operated without inspection, workers and the company are put a risk.

When does the vehicle need to be inspected? At least daily checks are required, or at the end of each working shift if the equipment is being used 24/7. Checks must be conducted by a certified forklift operator.

What does the inspection involve? Start with a visual check, check fluid levels and tyre pressure before taking a look for any leaks or damage. Check the brakes, horn and safety equipment is all in good working order. A daily checklist for staff to fill in will work wonders!

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There are countless reasons as to why there might be a gap in your employment on your CV, but it’s important you address a gap head on with any potential employer. Here’s how.

Always be honest. Depending on the situation depends on how much information you need to provide, but honesty is always the best policy, if you have to declare a gap in your employment.

Tailor your CV. Was the gap in your employment more than 10 years ago? Typically only your last 10 years of experience are relevant when job searching, so if the gap in your employment was many years ago, it may no longer be relevant to include on your CV.

Positivity is key. Make gaps in your CV a positive thing – If you find yourself out of work for a short period, use the time to take courses or assess your career path. Using the time wisely will be beneficial to you in the long run.

Be ready for questions. If you secure an interview, be prepared to answer questions about a gap in your CV, and find a positive way to address it.

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It’s an exciting time for the logistics and warehousing sector. Demand for timely delivery is higher than ever, and supply chains are having to become more efficient than ever. And with all this growth in technology, the future of warehousing is looking bright. So what will the warehouse of the future look like?

Put simply, the answer is robots. Not like the robots in the movies, probably, but the advancement of robotics means the future for warehousing could be very different.

With demand on the supply chain so high, companies are investing in new and innovative technology. And AI is playing a big role in that.

Advances in technology mean that robots designed for picking and packing activities are becoming more of a reality. There’s the distinct possibility that robots could support employees by taking on the heavy workload of the warehouse sector, whilst employees concentrate on more complex and less physically demanding work.

Whilst this concept may have workers concerned about their future prospects, they shouldn’t fear – Advancements in technology are designed to support employee work, not replace it!

What do you think the warehouse of the future will look like?

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Delivery and van drivers are in high demand these days. It’s a secure and rewarding career path, but like any job, can pose its own challenges. In what can sometimes be a fast paced and pressured role, how can you make sure you stay safe when driving your van?

Take your time. Allow plenty of time for your journeys, allow for any breakdowns or potential traffic. Being late to an appointment or drop off is only going to make things more pressured, so start early!

Check your vehicle. A quick and easy check of the tyres, water, lights and fuel can save a lot of heartache down the line!

Check your position. You’ll potentially be sat behind the wheel for a long time each day, so make sure your driving position is correct to avoid any long term injuries.

Watch the heavy load! Make sure you lift everything correctly, making sure your back is straight and there are no obstacles when lifting goods.

Rest if you need to. You should never drive whilst tired; do everything you can to ensure a fitful sleep before you drive and stay off the road if you feel too tired to get behind the wheel.

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