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Forklift Attachments

Forklift Attachments – Jibs

Forklift Attachments – Jibs Unfortunately, not everything can be put on a pallet and loaded easily… However, handling awkward loads can be made much easier if you have the correct attachments on your forklift truck. We have a whole range of the most popularly used forklift jibs and lifting beams designed with extended reach, beyond the tips of forklift forks. They’re British made, ‘CE’ marked and fully certified, our forklift jibs and crane arms make the best solution for heavy [...]

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Workplace Health and Safety

Workplace Health and Safety: Who’s Responsible?

Employers or Safety Representatives Employers must consult employees on health and safety issues. Consultation must be either direct or through a safety representative that is either elected by the workforce or appointed by a trade union. It is an employer’s duty to protect the health, safety and welfare of their employees and other people who might be affected by their business. Employers must do whatever is reasonably practicable to achieve this. This means making sure that workers and others are protected from [...]

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Drum Handling Equipment

Drum Handling Equipment

Drum Handling Equipment The use of Steel and Plastic drums proves to be one of the most effective ways to handle liquids and/or lubricants. However, there is quite a process before it gets it to the end users door… In order for the drums to arrive without damage or spillage, it requires a series of safe manoeuvres with various attachments to load and off load. Drum Handling can be a very labour intensive task and its crucial that you invest your [...]

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Hand Pallet Truck – Buyers Guide

Hand Pallet Truck – Buyers Guide Which one to buy for your pallets? Euro Hand Pallet Truck: A Euro hand pallet truck will go into a Euro pallet perfectly lengthwise and can also be used sideways. Although, you can not push all the way in as it will stick out the other side and when the wheels are pumped up it will rip the bottom board off. It will also work in a GKN pallet lengthwise and can be used sideways if you [...]

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Battery Cleaning Kit - Battery Maintenance
Battery Maintenance

Westexe Battery Maintenance – Make Your Battery Last!

Westexe Battery Maintenance – Make Your Battery Last! Battery maintenance is extremely important; regular maintenance and checks will help reduce costs, improve safety and lengthen the life span of your forklift and its battery! DO’s • Always use a compatible charger. • When connecting or disconnecting charger and battery plugs, always use the handles – NEVER PULL ON THE CABLES. • Check the plugs and leads for damage on a daily basis. Report any damage or missing components, such as battery caps, to your Supervisor immediately. • Always [...]

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Forklift Battery Chargers

Installing Forklift Battery Chargers

Installing Forklift Battery Chargers In Your Workplace It is the responsibility of the customer to have the forklift battery chargers wired in by a Qualified Electrical Contractor. Unfortunately forklift engineers and lorry drivers do not have the required training, expertise or insurance to complete mains electrical works. The charger may or may not come with a cable attached. This is down to the electrical engineer that unwired the charger before collection from its last working environment. This should not significantly affect the [...]

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Forks-2a/2b -80x40x1000 / 80x40x1150 / 80x40x1200 / Doosan Cascade Forks

NEW: Doosan Cascade Forks

Now on Westexe Direct… Doosan Cascade Forks – Now Available! Doosan Cascade forks are now available and arguably one of the most recommended forks on the market. Cascade and Doosan have been working with each other for over 15 years making some of the best replacement forks that your money can buy – and here’s why! – All forks meet or exceed the national AND the international standards. ISO2328, ISO2330, ISO3691-1, ANSI/ITSDF B56.1 and ANSI/ITSDF B56.11.4. – All forks are fully heat-treated, quenched [...]

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Winter Maintenance Equipment

Winter Maintenance Equipment

Winter Maintenance Equipment Range – Available Now! Its happening! The weather has started to take that drastic turn from a mild Autumn chill to a harsh Winter blast… Vehicles are frosted over in the mornings and roads will start to become horrible and icy! Are you prepared for what our unpredictable English weather is going to throw at us? NO?! We can help. Have a look at our Winter Products section on the website for a number of various different [...]

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Hako M600 Pedestrian Floor Sweeper

Hako Pedestrian Floor Sweeper The Hako Pedestrian Floor Sweeper is an intelligent solution for quick and easy cleaning. The dust is swept and collected into a self collecting hopper with the aid of the main broom and side brush. Due to the broom chamber being completely sealed with rubber sealing aprons it prevent debris falling out of the sweeper. Its compact design fits through any standard door and can be used both indoors and outdoors. APPLICATIONS: Hospitals Hotels Large Homes Pavements Parking Lots Petrol Stations Factories Warehouses Hopper Sturdy, rust-free, light-weight, [...]

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Forklift Fork Measurements

Buyers Guide: What forks do I need?

Forklift forks are always being overlooked by the majority of their operators. However, when the time comes to either replace the current forks or to get an alternate size for different loads, it is imperative that you purchase and order the CORRECT set. So, we have got a very easy guide to help you understand your forklift and which forks to purchase! Fork Styles You will find that the most common fork style is the ITA/FEM and supplied to the majority [...]

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