Safety, Productivity & Cost-Saving Benefits Of Using Forklift Accessories


Forklift accessories are often only considered by business owners or operation controllers when they have a specific need for specialised equipment. However, when used in a planned and efficient manner, forklift accessories can result in safety, productivity and cost-saving benefits, as discussed below:

Safety Benefits Of Using Forklift Accessories

For specialised needs such as transporting hazardous chemicals or unusual loads, specific forklift attachments are compulsory. However, when it comes to general use, they serve as a valuable safety measure to protect both your employees and your assets. For example, clamps and fork positioners help secure loads better to reduce or eliminate accidents caused by items falling off during transportation. Similarly, accidents caused by drivers exceeding a forklift’s weight capacity can be prevented by installing digital load scales directly onto forklifts so drivers can confirm the weight of a load before attempting to transport it.

Productivity Benefits Of Using Forklift Accessories

Effective use of forklift accessories can substantially cut down load handling time and increase productivity levels. Specialised attachments reduce the loading time as well as facilitate quicker securing of loads for safe transportation. Load transportation times can also be decreased. Drivers can perform various tasks with a single forklift instead of having to swap vehicles for each different task type constantly. Improving process efficiency also reduces driver fatigue and frustration, further contributing to enhancing productivity standards.

Cost-Saving Benefits Of Using Forklift Accessories

A single forklift can be adapted to suit multiple purposes by merely using the right forklift accessories. This will also decrease the need to purchase or hire different forklifts for each operational need, drastically cutting down business expenses. Fewer forklifts lead to a reduction in overall running costs in terms of labour, fuel and maintenance costs. The improved productivity and safety levels related to the proper use of forklift accessories also have a further positive financial impact.

RT Equipment are trusted suppliers of a wide range of forklift truck attachments, specialised materials handling equipment and forklift accessories. Our team of experts are always ready to assist and can help you find the right tools for the job. We are also passionate about safety. You need to train and licence drivers properly to ensure correct and productive use of forklifts. Introducing new equipment such as specialised forklift accessories or equipment also requires additional training for the relevant drivers before they attempt to operate them. Contact RT Equipment for all your forklift licence and training needs.

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