Forklift

Forklift Training

It is easier than ever to get your own forklift license and it is also quicker and less expensive than you might think. Getting a forklift license now could mean that this time next week, you could be ready to apply for a better job!

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Counterbalance Forklift Training

Forklifts are the most common and widely used material handling machine in the world, making them the workhorse of industry, capable of lifting small palletized loads in the workplace of less than 1 tonne, ranging to higher capacity 70 tonne container moving machines.

Counterbalance forklift trucks can be three or four wheeled vehicles which are powered by battery, LPG or diesel. As with all mechanical handling aids, Counterbalance operators must be thoroughly and correctly trained, tested and carry a current certificate of competence.

Reach Trucks
 
Reach trucks are ultimately designed for use in warehouse operation. These trucks offer maximum lift height with excellent maneuverability.
 
The name 'Reach truck' refers to the ability of the fork carriage to ‘reach’ out beyond its stabilising legs and therefore ‘reach’ into racking. This duo, the reach capability and the stabilising legs, allows the reach trucks to lift to great heights (in excess of 10 meters) whilst still operating in very small and tight working environments. The stabilising legs and batteries in a reach truck means any counterbalance weight within the truck construction is not needed.
 
Whilst these trucks are excellent for indoor use, ideally they are not suited to work outside. Their low under-carriage clearance means problems can arise on uneven working surfaces, and their electric power systems can be prone to contact trouble if regularly shaken due to undulating working surfaces.

Multi-Directional Reach Truck 

A Multi-Directional Reach Truck is and does exactly what it says. It has a 4-way steering which allows it to be extremely maneuverable, and it is also capable of moving wide loads

A Multi-Directional Reach Truck is commonly used in warehouses and large distribution centres for moving around pallets of stock in small, tight spaces. The Multi-Directional Reach Truck differs from the standard Counterbalanced Fork because of the way it is constructed and used within the workplace. 

Multi-Directional Reach Trucks usually operate in narrow aisles and can lift palletized goods to great heights of up to 12 metres. They are mostly battery operated, and although they may differ slightly from manufacturer to manufacturer all are basically the same. As with all mechanical handling aids, Multi-Directional Reach Truck operators must be fully trained, tested and carry a current certificate of competence

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