Midland Pallet Trucks Offers Free ‘Pallet Truck Health Check’ to View Online

Midland Pallet Trucks has cemented its position as the UK’s leading provider of pallet trucks once more, by offering all customers a full pallet truck health check to download from their website. The full check, which offers tips on basic care and maintenance, is to be carried out once a year to ensure that pallet trucks and all other associated equipment runs smoothly for as long as possible, so that customers get the very best value for money from Midland Pallet Trucks.

As a premier provider of manual handling equipment, Midland Pallet Trucks has an obligation to ensure that everyone who buys from them has a thorough understanding of how to care for their equipment in the most effective way. Without regular maintenance, the lifespan of a pallet truck can be drastically decreased. A broken-down truck in the middle of a busy working day can have large repercussions and cause productivity to be lowered.

Safety is also a crucial aspect of keeping pallet trucks in good condition. The last known statistics from the Health and Safety Executive come from 2013/2014, when 78,000 employee injuries were reported under RIDDOR, and 629,000 injuries were made known in the Labour Force Survey. Around 28.2m working days were lost in this timeframe due to workplace illness or injury – and many of these statistics will have come about as a direct result of malfunctioning equipment. Keeping employees safe is crucial, and Midland Pallet Trucks’ handy health check can give employers the information they need to protect their workforce.

Phil Chesworth, Managing Director of Midland Pallet Trucks says, “It’s of paramount importance to us that our customers not only have access to great handling equipment, but also understand how to maintain their apparatus. Proper care and maintenance of all equipment is crucial in keeping the workforce safe, as well as boosting the lifespan of pallet trucks and other apparatus. Our free health check is available to download from the website, and it’s recommended that it’s carried out on all trucks and equipment at least once a year.”

The health check offers a list of all the inspections that should be carried out, with advice on what to look for. For example, when inspecting the load wheel brackets and push rods, it’s advised to look for any sign of excessive wear and tear, so the parts can be replaced or repaired if necessary. When it comes to inspecting the hydraulic fluid levels, it’s always advised to check for leaks which could compromise the status of the truck. Each and every component of the truck is analysed and checked in this way, to ensure that when it’s back on the warehouse floor, employees have full confidence in the truck and can use it to its highest potential.

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