Caterpillar Lift Trucks
Lessening the cost of damage to fork lift trucks
There are several common reasons for forklift truck damage, no matter what the workplace may be. Instances of damage can be really expensive. Expenses usually relate to expenses of staff downtime and repair. Luckily, most kinds of forklift truck damage are preventable. By following these simple steps, fleet operators can ensure that downtime and repair expenses are minimized or avoided.
Check that the equipment is appropriate for the job and the surroundings. Carry out safety checks on truck parts and vital systems. Be sure that operators of forklifts are properly trained and that supervision is provided. Look at the layout of the operating area/warehouse to make certain it facilitates movement. Develop a maintenance/repair plan that can guide actions when anything goes wrong.
Sometimes the driver's actions are at fault, but often the working environment itself can be the leading cause of accidents. A safe working surrounding involves having the correct machine for the application.
Taking a coordinated and long-term view of fleet management is the most cost-effective method. The instances of damage could be really reduced by having the very same company that supplied the trucks perform repairs and maintenance and train the drivers. The company could also give advice regarding the design of the warehouse.
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