What is a Telescopic Handler?

Though often mistaken for a forklift, the telescopic handler possesses a number of different features that sets it apart from its fork-lifting counterpart. It is an incredibly versatile piece of machinery that can be used for a variety of different of purposes, and yet the telescopic handler is rarely at the forefront of industry conversation. […]

Pedestrians & Forklifts: How to Stay Safe

Forklifts are a vital part of many business’ operations, but it is important to ensure they are used safely and effectively to protect everyone in your premises. Although a common sight in construction sites, warehouses and logistics businesses, forklifts are a specialist piece of plant machinery and operators should undergo professional training before using them. […]

Counterbalance vs Industrial Reach Forklifts

When it comes to forklifts, there are many types to choose from, each with their own unique characteristics and jobs they’re suited to. Forklifts are invaluable for intralogistics and moving heavy loads but, depending on your premises and requirements, different businesses will benefit from different kinds of forklift. Consider what you will be using your […]

Troubleshooting Common Forklift Problems

Forklifts are an indispensable tool for many businesses, from warehouses to construction sites. With the machinery being used day in, day out, it is vital that they are kept well-maintained but, inevitably, due to age and heavy usage, problems are bound to arise at some point down the line. Thorough forklift training can help to […]

Forklift Training with Virtual Reality (VR)

To ensure that forklift operators are fit for the job at hand, it is vital that they have undergone proper, thorough training. Thousands of workplace accidents occur every year, the results of which range from damaged products to fatalities. The vast majority of these accidents happen as a result of inadequate training and could have […]

Forklift fuel types: gas or electric?

Forklifts can be categorised according to which sort of fuel they use, of which there are four main options: diesel, petrol, gas, and electric. In this article, we’ll be focusing on two forklift fuel options – gas and electric – and seeing how they compare. Font: askzephyr.com Electric forklift fuel Electric forklifts works with a battery, […]

Different types of excavators

Excavators are a very widely used piece of plant machinery which can commonly be found on construction sites, civil engineering projects and landscaping ventures. The equipment is versatile and with various types of excavator and attachments available, they can be used for many tasks. Let’s take a look at some of the many options out […]

Why is it important to get a counterbalance forklift licence?

Counterbalance forklifts are one of the most commonly used pieces of materials handling equipment. Although, in size, they are relatively small compared to other plant apparatus, they are still classed as heavy machinery which means it’s vital operation is careful and safe. To ensure you can use this equipment correctly, getting a counterbalance forklift licence […]

Are HGV and LGV the same?

If you are looking to expand your driving capabilities, are looking for a job in transport and logistics, or are already in the industry, you will likely have heard of the terms HGV and LGV. These are commonly used terms and many people use them interchangeably. In which case, many people wonder why there are […]

Rules for Driving Forklifts on the Road

When it comes to forklifts, there is often confusion over whether they need to be registered, insured and taxed. Many businesses wrongly believe that if they don’t drive their machinery on roads, or they only do so minimally, they don’t have to subscribe to these three requirements. This can lead to companies unwittingly committing offences. […]