Forklift Hire London
London forklift hire. Here’s why it’s becoming the norm
Your operators are as valuable as the forklifts they drive.
Your staff may ride and stack goods using a variety of racks, but when it comes to London forklift hire, you want the best. After all, your operators might be manning such material handling machines for up to eight hours at a time. The work is light, easy and pleasant. Forklift operators work with the most modern equipment on the market. They fly high with our equipment while others are crawling on the ground – and why shouldn’t they? There’s no need for them to be on their feet. The only part of their bodies they’ll be using is their hands. So, so long as they can access those joysticks, they’re good. With that said, operators have to be fast and efficient. Decisions need to be taken quickly. For this reason, the same can be said of those in charge of their machines. So this page is for those in charge. Why? Because it’s always best to plan for the worst when it comes to warehouse logistics and solutions.
The benefits of our London forklift hire
Extensive Young Fleet
Factory Trained Mobile Engineers
Overnight Parts Delivery
Quick, Easy & Competitive Rates
Safe & Reliable Equipment
Seasonal demands, sudden breakdowns and unexpected bulk orders can prove critical.
Spontaneous conditions prompt delays and missed deadlines; and trust us – you don’t want that to happen. Most warehouses are well-equipped, and the earnings of a forklift operator are much better than that of the foot staff. So protect yourself. Forklift operators are in hot demand and can head elsewhere should your business dry up. The working conditions for forklift operators should be very safe. They should know that they’re getting back to their family and children and shouldn’t have to fret about being stretched thin. However, if something like this happens, Locators is just one phone call away. At Locators, we provide immediate London forklift hire, so there’s no need to worry about any nightmares. Our responsive factory-trained mobile engineers maintain over 2,500 machines thanks
The rules of using a forklift are much like that of a car on the road. You still have the right-of-way, stop signs, and pedestrian crossings.
Here’s how you SHOULDN’T use your London forklift hire
The following tips are the most common forklift operator mistakes.
Safety is our number one priority. We go above and beyond to ensure that all our customers and partners are safe. By avoiding the mistakes above, you can improve your safety, efficiency and productivity. Plus, you can even lower the total operating costs of your London forklift hire while doing it!
First up is SITUATIONAL safety.
The most common forklift operator mistake is when an operator does not stop at the end of the aisle nor sound their horn. Operators must alert nearby pedestrians whenever they intend to exit an aisleway. The next time you see an operator doing this, encourage them to stop and sound their horn before moving out of the aisle. Also, whenever moving, the operator must check behind themselves before reversing their forklift. Situational awareness is fundamental in material handling operations. Experienced operators know they must check behind, in front and on either side of the forklift before moving in any direction. Speaking of which, avoid manoeuvring loads throughout the warehouse if your vision past the mast is obscured. In a situation like this, you always want to move the truck in reverse. This way, you have a full range of vision.
Is your current fleet capacity struggling to keep up with the demands of unexpected peaks in your handling requirements?
If it’s currently stretched thin, how do you think your business will fare against seasonal demands or unexpected breakdowns?
Here at Locators, we’re here to help. Our team offer long and short-term packages for forklift hire in London.
The second is INTERIOR safety.
Did you know that in London and across the UK, it’s illegal to operate a motor vehicle and use a mobile phone simultaneously? We encourage you to discontinue using mobile phones while operating material handling equipment. We mentioned situational awareness and knowing what was going on in your surroundings. If your face is in your phone, it goes against the safety and productivity of your operation. So please, do not text and drive in your London forklift hire. Seasoned or experienced operators are prone to becoming too comfortable in their operator cabin. However, we implore you to keep all limbs inside your cab when manoeuvring the forklift throughout your warehouse. This cannot only can save a limb, but it can save a life. Another thing operators tend to neglect is wearing a seatbelt. The number #1 thing an operator should do before moving a forklift is to ensure that the seatbelt is functional.
Last, and by no means least, is EXTERNAL safety.
When hiring a forklift in London – or operating anywhere, for that matter – ensure your forklift moves at a safe pace. If not, using your vehicle on a wet pavement invites the possibility of hydroplaning in a warehouse. There are several elements to consider when determining the max travel speed for your forklift. Whilst in operation, identify where pedestrians are. It’s worth designating and testing area walkways to force pedestrian traffic in a specific area. Check for spills, leaks, or anything on the floor throughout the warehouse. Generally, however, identifying your top travel speed is crucial to ensuring that your operators do not drive too fast. Operators should also never manoeuvre loads that have not been secured. You must confirm your load is secured to prevent lateral forward or reverse tip-overs. Not doing so can cause equipment, racking, product, or even pedestrian injuries.
We hope that you make it a priority to implement safety in all of your operations. Thank you.
Our London forklift hire services provide what your business needs
Here at Locators, we offer flexible solutions for you and your business.
We maintain a young hire fleet that’s not only in excellent condition but comes with highly competitive hire rates. Meaning you benefit from safe, reliable equipment while keeping within your budget. With London forklift hire available from as little as one day to as long as you need, we leave the choice in YOUR hands. Rental prices vary depending on machine specification and the length of contract that you choose. The forklifts we provide for hire come from trusted brands, such as Combilift and Toyota. Our local rental fleet is fully dedicated to handling your needs.
Locators can support you with our 2,500-strong fleet available nationwide for your material handling needs.
Mobile engineers regularly maintain our hire trucks to ensure they arrive in optimum working conditions. Plus, if your application or needs change during the hire, we can deliver another truck to fit your new requirements. We offer fixed-cost transport, and you may return the forklift at any time, extend the duration, or switch to another truck. Overnight parts delivery and investments in parts stock mean we really deliver when it comes to supporting our customers. We also offer expert forklift training. This way, you needn’t be concerned about whether your operators have the right qualifications.
We’re ready to supply what you want when you want it. So if you ever need a London forklift hire, get in touch.
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Locators are the South’s leading material handling and storage system company.
If you are interested in our London forklift hire, you can be assured of expert impartial advice and high-quality services. Our team works with some of the largest companies in our area as well as some of the smaller ones too. So, if you would like a partner with the resources and capability to help your business succeed, get in touch.