Some equipment is essential for warehouses and similar workplaces, and forklifts are among them. Forklifts make it quick and easy to get your products where they need to go. But what kind of forklift should you choose — gas-powered or electric? Some businesses may select the former due to misconceptions about electric forklifts. However, this equipment offers many of the same benefits as gas-powered options, plus several unique advantages.
Whether you’re experiencing an unusually high volume of business or need to handle heavier loads in your warehouse, consider renting a forklift. Forklift rentals provide all the benefits of owning one, which means your business can meet new demands without having to fully invest in the equipment permanently. Here, Barclay Brand Ferdon discusses everything you should know before renting a forklift for your business in New Jersey or New York.
Forklifts are an essential part of many businesses, and because of this, it’s important to ensure they’re equipped with the right tires. Forklift tires come in a variety of materials and designs, and each one has a specific use. Here, Barclay Brand Ferdon describes the different types of forklift tires and what surfaces they work best on.
At Barclay Brand Ferdon, we’ve provided countless business owners over the years with the forklifts and fork attachments they need to get the job done. Whether you’re looking to rent a forklift for a specific need or you need to purchase a new fork attachment, our team of industry experts will help you narrow down your choices, providing you with the knowledge you need to make the best decision for your business.
When it comes to forklift masts, there are a few options, and you need to account for overhead clearance, as well as the space between aisles. Here, we take a closer look at forklift masts and how to pick the right kind for your application.
If you own a business that constantly moves heavy pallets, you’ll likely benefit from a pallet jack. While new pallet jacks can be costly, a used pallet jack often does the same amount of work as a new one would – and typically at a lower price. Here, Barclay Brand Ferdon explains the differences between used and new pallet jacks, as well as some factors to consider when purchasing a used one.
If you’ve recently hired a new employee who will be working with hazardous materials, or a current employee has agreed to work with additional hazardous materials, they’ll need to complete HAZCOM training. HAZCOM stands for hazardous communications, and training for it is required by OSHA. Barclay Brand Ferdon provides HAZCOM training for businesses in New Jersey and New York. Here, we take a closer look at what you need to know about HAZCOM training.
Forklifts come in several classes, but regardless of what kind of forklift your company uses, each operator needs to receive forklift training and certification, as well as OSHA-mandated training. Barclay Brand Ferdon offers forklift training to operators at businesses from the lower New York region to Middlesex and Ocean Counties in New Jersey. Here, we describe the types of forklift classes, as well as the training and certification required from every operator.
The material handling industry depends on safe and efficient solutions like forklifts to move goods, but certain guidelines must be followed to make sure they are in safe working condition. At Barclay Brand Ferdon, we have served New York and New Jersey with both high-quality products and industry expertise to keep our clients satisfied and safe in the workplace for many years. Here, we explain the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) forklift inspection guidelines, helping you to ensure your company is operating safely and in compliance.
Operating heavy machinery takes a high degree of attention and professionalism. While everyone has their own set of standards and expectations for those operating forklifts on the floor, there are also federal mandates enforced by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) that every operator needs to abide by. One of the most frequent questions…
When operating heavy machinery, you need to be sure that everything is operating as the manufacturer intended. This is to ensure the safety of both the operator and those working with and around them. A defective or malfunctioning forklift very quickly becomes the biggest safety hazard in your facility, so you must address and schedule…
The benefits of regular forklift maintenance have been proven. Material handling facilities experience less downtime, lower repair costs, and longer equipment lifespan with regularly scheduled service by experienced techs. At the same time, regular forklift inspections can identify any problems before they escalate and require costly repairs. Here, Barclay Brand Ferdon shares a forklift maintenance checklist to…