The Benefits of a Forklift

Forklifts are very useful for workplaces such as factories and warehouses where there is a lot of moving and lifting loads. They are pretty much an essential. There are many reasons as to why a forklift is beneficial and here are some of them:

Lifting and Loading

These machines are small allowing them to be easier to use and meaning they are able to get into tight and narrow areas. They are capable of lifting a variety of different loads making your job that little bit easier.


There’s a large range when it comes to forklifts that you can choose from. It all really depends on the workplace and the kind of lifts the forklifts will be doing. Different forklifts can carry different amounts of weight. Some have the capacity of over 5000kg. There are also different models. You can choose between electric, gasoline, diesel or propane-powered. If you are uncertain on which one to pick, it would may be beneficial to ask an expert to make sure you get the right one for you.


Regular maintenance checks allow your forklift to live a long healthy life. It’s important to keep this machine in a good working condition. That’s why most forklift manufacturers provide a full maintenance and preventive maintenance plan making sure that your forklift will run a healthy life and last for a good amount of time.


For most warehouses it’s probably hard to even imagine not having a forklift, but it did happen. Workers were using materials such as rope, and cables for moving and lifting loads. As you can imagine, using these materials for lifting and moving was of course not safe and probably caused many injuries. Forklifts today are a big improvement and are a lot safer.

If you do decide on getting a forklift, it is important to look at the variety and see which best suits your needs. It’s also vital to have the proper training before using a forklift. Although they are a lot safer than using rope and cables for lifting and moving, they can still be dangerous if used without the right training.

For more information or to buy a forklift, please contact Commander Handling on 01924 827400 or visit our forklift page here.


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