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Liftmasters Proudly Supports National Forklift Safety Day

We Support National Forklift Safety Day

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National Forklift Safety Day is a great to time learn about the importance of forklift safety and how to reduce industrial truck accidents.

Forklift accidents are more widespread than most people realize. In the United Sates there are nearly 22 non-fatal forklift accidents daily with fatalities averaging around 100 annually. Safety must be the number one priority in your business.

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Top Reasons to Use a Forklift Caliper

Why Use a Caliper on Your Forklift

If you don’t already know what a forklift caliper is, you’re going to want to hop on this bandwagon. These small tools have such a wide range of utilities, and it’s almost unbelievable that so many essential jobs can be fulfilled using them. At the end of the day, a forklift caliper is essential to maintaining the efficiency and the safety of your forks.

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How to Follow OSHA’s Fall Protection Guidelines Without Overburdening Your Business

How to Follow OSHA’s Fall Protection Guidelines Without Overburdening Your Business

As you probably know, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cracked down on fall protection standards in 2016 to try and lessen the ever-growing number of fall hazards, injuries and deaths in the workplace. While this is a great development for workplace safety, many businesses have had a hard time halting their day-to-day operations to dissect these OSHA standards and integrate them into their workplace environment. So, let’s talk about the OSHA standards and how they affect your business.

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Planned Maintenance Gives Your Operations a Leg Up

Planned Maintenance Gives Your Operations a Leg Up

Every season, homeowners schedule an inspection and maintenance of their home HVAC system.  Every 3,000 to 5,000 miles, car owners schedule oil changes and follow the dealer recommendations for preventative maintenance for their personal vehicles.  Every new school year, parents schedule checkups for their children to make sure that they are growing and healthy and that there nothing is out of the ordinary which would prevent them from performing successfully in school and in sports. 

Such preventative measures are taken in many ways to protect our most valuable assets and investments, so it would only make sense that business owners would do the same to ensure that their forklift fleet and other industrial equipment investments are working at their best.  It’s a no brainer.

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National Forklift Safety Day: COVID-19 Pandemic Edition

National Forklift Safety Day 2020

 

National Forklift Safety Day (NFSD) is no laughing matter; it’s a matter of life or death. The sad truth is that there are far too many people who lack the proper training to operate these powerfully efficient — and extremely dangerous — vehicles, and their actions behind the wheel have serious consequences.

However, in recent months the prospect of leaving one’s home has also become a daunting ordeal. You might be wondering, “how are we supposed to gather to educate ourselves on the 7th anniversary of such an important event if we can hardly leave our own homes?” It’s true, gathering in public — even to go to the grocery store — has become just as much a matter of life or death as forklift safety. But fear not, dear reader; forklift safety awareness is still possible in our technological age, even if leaving our homes suddenly isn’t.

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Stand Up For Workplace Safety With Forklift And Aerial Training

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Your new material handling equipment operators have watched a video on how to safely operate forklifts and aerial equipment. Someone in your organization has asked them questions to make sure they thoroughly understood the material. Now you are ready to hand them the keys and let them get to work, right?

Not so fast! This may have been acceptable many years ago, but it isn’t anymore. For one thing, it’s illegal and could have you facing some hefty fines. More importantly, it puts forklift and aerial equipment operators, other employees and visitors at risk. It’s not worth it!

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Do I Really Have to Do a Daily Forklift Checklist?

The short answer is yes! OSHA legally requires you to do a daily walk around before putting your forklift into service – every day and every shift change for 24-hour operations. But really, even though it’s required by law to perform this action, that’s not the most important reason to make this part of your daily routine without fail.

Yes, you can get in trouble for not doing it. But more importantly, it can cost you much more in terms of safety and equipment uptime when you or your employees don’t do a routine check of your equipment.

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Two Things To Know About Warehouse Organization

Has your company made a list of resolutions to celebrate the New Year? Successful companies, of course, have their projected goals and finances mapped out well in advance of Jan. 1 – but is making sure you know the ABC’s on your list? We aren’t talking about the alphabet. We are talking about a proven method for materials management using the ABC analysis to help manage inventory. And, of course, understanding how products move in and out of your warehouse or distribution center is critical, as is using the best form of shelving and racking to facilitate that movement.

Let’s touch briefly on the ABC’s and then talk about how Liftmasters has many years of experience setting up racking and shelving that makes your warehouse more efficient and productive. Reviewing your ABC practices should be done at least annually to allow for corrections and updates.

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National Forklift Safety Day Promotes Safety First Every Day

 

At S&L Liftmasters, we believe in a culture of safety first, safety every day. We are proud to celebrate and support the 6th annual National Forklift Safety Day, sponsored by the Industrial Truck Association, on Tuesday, June 11, 2019.

National Forklift Safety Day brings awareness to the troubling fact that we still see roughly 20,000 workers injured in forklift accidents every year in the United States. Some of these injuries result in fatalities. Bringing awareness to forklift safety has helped the numbers go down, but it’s still vital to always keep safety – and proper training - as a priority. As an owner/operator of forklifts, you want to make sure that everybody goes home healthy at the end of their shift.

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Optimizing Your Forklift for Summer’s Heat

The old saying is “March comes in like a lion and leaves like a lamb.” So far, in February, we’ve seen freezing temperatures, as well as temps in the 80s in San Antonio and South Texas. While we aren’t weathermen at Liftmasters, we can predict with some certainty that our temperatures are going to steadily be climbing up as we get closer to spring and summer and that means it’s a good time to get your forklift equipment ready for that famous Texas heat. Here are some basics if your forklifts and operators will be exposed to the heat:

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The Dog Days of Summer Are Coming - Are Your Forklifts (Ready) Prepared?

The Dog Days of Summer Are Coming - Are Your Forklifts (Ready) Prepared?

With summer officially starting, S&L Liftmasters wants to remind you to beat the heat and take some precautions with these easy tips to help prepare your lift trucks and warehouse facility, making sure they are ready to handle the heat.

Properly preparing for the Texas summer heat is necessary to protect your lift trucks and warehouse equipment from unnecessary damage as well as maximizing the useful life of your forklift. We all know that lift trucks encounter severe working environmental conditions daily. From harsh chemicals to “extreme” temperatures, equipment can take a beating. To not compromise your lift trucks’ operation, it’s even more important before summer that you prepare your forklifts for the Texas heat. Doing so will inevitably save you money on maintenance costs while keeping production and efficiency high.

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Liftmasters Participating In National Forklift Safety Day

Liftmasters Participating In National Forklift Safety Day

According to data from OSHA, about 90% of all forklifts will be involved in an accident during their lifetime. That means that one or more of your company’s operators will be involved in an accident using a forklift. To help mitigate the risk of injuries, the material handling industry is promoting National Forklift Safety Day.

Forklifts are now manufactured to be significantly safer than when they were first produced years ago. Komatsu’s latest models are manufactured to be innovative, high-quality, durable and reliable forklifts that surpass the needs of the material handling industry. Built with Clean Air Technology, Komatsu forklifts are better for the environment than other brands while also providing better protection for their operators. With so many quality features, Liftmasters is proud to be an authorized dealer of Komatsu.

Liftmasters also carriers the distinguished Linde line of forklifts, one of the world’s most respected brands. The technologically advanced forklifts offer many energy efficient and safety features. Linde forklifts can reduce operating costs as much as 40% compared to other brands.

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Liftmasters’ General Guidelines to OSHA Forklift Operator Training

Liftmasters’ General Guidelines to OSHA Forklift Operator Training

Powered industrial trucks, i.e. forklifts are common in material handling and many other industries. Forklifts are used to lift, raise and lower heavy and large pallets, boxes, crates and containers. Moving these heavy loads create hazards commonly associated with powered industrial trucks and anywhere they are used. Each different style or class of forklift creates distinct operating hazards. The best way to protect your employees, customers, product and equipment from injury, damage or death is through proper training.

Business’s utilizing industrial lift trucks are required to provide OSHA Forklift Operator Training and Certification for all employees who operate powered industrial lift trucks. All trainees may operate a powered industrial truck only under direct supervision of certified trainers who have the knowledge, training and experience to train operators and effectively evaluate student’s competence. Training is required to take place at a location that does not endanger either the trainee, trainer or other employees.

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Guest — Timothy G Wiemer
Unfortunately, many companies still believe they will be OSHA compliant if the just have their operators just watch a video and ta... Read More
Monday, 29 May 2017 18:55
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Forklift Safety Day: Operator Training Is Key

Forklift Safety Day: Operator Training Is Key

For the third year in a row, the Industrial Truck Association is sponsoring National Forklift Safety Day with a goal of spreading and encouraging forklift safety awareness and best practices.

This June 14th, National Forklift Safety Day, Liftmasters wants to encourage our customers to embrace forklift safety by reviewing the safety products and training courses we offer.

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Guest — Robin Patterson
Do you have a schedule of training classes and how much they cost?
Tuesday, 14 June 2016 17:37
Guest — Liftmasters
Hi Robin! Please email hshaw@liftmasters.net and we will get you the schedule and pricing!
Tuesday, 14 June 2016 18:42
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Working With Diligence and Efficiency, Work With Liftmasters

Working With Diligence and Efficiency, Work With Liftmasters

Liftmasters is dedicated to providing our customers with the best and most efficient parts and repair services in the industry. With some of the best technicians available Liftmasters can help make unexpected breakdowns and repairs quick and easy so you experience minimal downtime in your operations.

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Ready, Set, Rent With Liftmasters!

Ready, Set, Rent With Liftmasters!

While there are many reasons for rental units, Liftmasters is always at the ready when it comes to rental equipment.

Whether you need to meet the fleet demands of a busy season, require replacement equipment or need to take care of a specialty job, Liftmasters offers both short-term and long-term rental solutions.

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Liftmasters Offers Forklift Parts Expertise And Availability

Liftmasters Offers Forklift Parts Expertise And Availability

At Liftmasters we take pride in offering parts for all brands, makes and models of forklifts and other material handling equipment. 

In addition to providing OEM parts for our major equipment brands, Komatsu, Linde, HyundaiBig Joe and JLG, Liftmasters offers replacement parts for all other major OEM brands.

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Liftmasters Offers Service Expertise For All Brands

When it comes to servicing your equipment, Liftmasters is confident in our capabilities, no matter the brand.

Our team of highly skilled service professionals is trained to keep your forklifts in their best working conditions possible. 

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