We’ve mentioned service quotes several times before. This is a written statement of the estimated cost of material and labor projected to be needed to repair your forklift, generally done after the initial assessment of your forklift’s condition. Continue reading
When an injury occurs, it is not uncommon to see it involving hand tools. Running through Toyota Material Handling’s training articles, I found this from Mike Graves. So with credit to Mr. Graves again, I ask that our people and anyone [myself included] who uses hand tools remember the points made here. Continue reading
Take a close look at our technician the next time you see him in your business, or even look at our parts people the next time you visit us. You might notice them sporting a new pair of boots. One of the practices we follow is to insure all our personnel who work in or near the shop are shod in the proper safety footwear. Continue reading
There has always been considerable discussions here at Toyota Lift of Minnesota regarding the validity or value of forklift safety training received by a company’s new employee if that employee wasn’t trained by his new employer. Third party forklift safety training exists, and companies are seen calling on by requiring applicants to posses forklift training. Are they considering that training “enough”? Continue reading
There are numerous forklift accidents weekly, many of them tragic. I’d like to spend a few posts concentrating however on the fact that lifts often operate near personnel, and the sort of attention that’s needed because of this. Special thanks to Liftow and their training guide “Danger Zone” pedestrian safety available from Toyota Lift of Minnesota. Continue reading
Maybe this is borne out of a little guilt as I posted the first video below on our Facebook page as “entertainment”. But this is could also be taken as a safe way for you to view what can go wrong in forklift use, and serve as a reminder to those of you who can help the situation by monitoring forklift safety in your work place. Continue reading
Did you know workplace safety violations are visible through the OSHA website? Talk about transparent. Continue reading
There are times when you find a resource on the internet that stands heads and shoulders above the rest. I understand it’s information overload, but I’d like to point out a sight that is just full of useful information for anyone involve in inventory management and/or material handling. Continue reading
While designing and manufacturing the ultimate forklift is an endeavor in itself, Toyota Material Handling [TMHU] takes its work even further pursuing customer satisfaction and creating creating customers for life through it’s Voice of The Customer program. Customer feedback is sought from the end user at several times during the early period of the lifts service at that customer. Feedback is then reported, and if there is cause followed up on by both TMHU and the selling dealership. Actions speak louder than words or marketing, this work is a validation of the honesty Toyota puts into its work to be, and remain number one in material handling equipment. Continue reading
Walking into the local grocery one recent Saturday, my wife’s quality time with me was shattered by what will become a moderately frequent summer time event. Another customer emergency call about a forklift overheating.
Many of these calls are easily dispatched when the caller is asked if he has looked at his radiator recently. Floor debris, cottonwood seeds and just plain dirt and dust will often be picked up by the fan from the floor and pushed into and not quite through the radiator. Easily remedies with compressed air or water.
Forklift Maintenance: What You Should Do
It’s part of the daily operator checklist, at least an inspection of the radiator. Number one managers you people should be doing this for safety’s sake, and operators if not for safety do it to insure you’re unit is kept available as often as possible by finding issues, and limiting the consequences if those issues went overlooked.
In that Saturday’s case, our tech needed to be dispatched as the caller seemed to want no part in the responsibility. Tuesday or so that will result in a consequence totaling something over six hundred dollars, it does pay to be diligent.
Need some of these check lists? Call me at 763-315-9288. I’ll see to it your CSR brings you some, and goes over how simple and MANDATORY they are.