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2 10, 2017

Three steps to collect the right tracking data

By |October 2nd, 2017|Blog|

Accurate tracking data provides invaluable insights about a business’ performance. These insights, when analysed properly, can be used to significantly improve efficiency, reduce risk, cut costs, forecast shifts in demand and much more.

Gathering the right data for your needs is central to effective analysis. Collecting data you’re unlikely to use ‘just to be on the […]

22 07, 2015

Forklift truck safety: how to prevent accidents in the warehouse

By |July 22nd, 2015|Blog|

Although the growing importance of health and safety in workplaces is driving improved practices across industry, accidents in warehouses still occur. Most workers exercise caution when carrying out their day-to -day tasks, but even the smallest incident can be extremely costly to the business, with reduced productivity and potential lawsuits impacting on profitability.

In this short […]

26 06, 2015

Forklift safety: incidents in the warehouse

By |June 26th, 2015|Blog|

A successful and efficient warehouse relies on many factors. Good planning, for example, and hiring and retaining competent and motivated staff. Arguably the most important tool in a warehouse environment is the forklift truck, which enables a single individual to move heavy materials that he/she would otherwise not be able to.

To put into context how […]

12 06, 2015

Warehouse pedestrian safety: Beware forklift driver complacency

By |June 12th, 2015|Blog|

Despite the many safety precautions that are usually found in warehouses, forklift accidents still occur, with complacency a common cause.

In most warehouse environments it is the responsibility of the forklift driver to be aware of pedestrians close to their path and in the vast majority of cases drivers complete their tasks without error or risk […]

10 06, 2015

Harland Simon’s warehouse safety expertise showcased in trade media

By |June 10th, 2015|News|

In recent weeks a number of our articles focusing on improving warehouse safety and preventing forklift accidents have been published in respected trade magazines. Warehouse operators are increasingly looking for more effective ways of ensuring warehouse safety, so we are delighted to see our articles in print as we believe the provision of this expert […]

29 05, 2015

Are proximity sensors effective for ensuring warehouse safety?

By |May 29th, 2015|Blog|

In response to the title of this blog, yes and no. Yes because they can be a valuable tool for protecting pedestrians in a warehouse environment that operates minimal safety procedures, but no in comparison with more advanced alternatives.

Proximity sensors are typically attached to material handling equipment (MHE) such as forklifts and activate a signal […]

7 05, 2015

Improve warehouse safety with our new safety guide

By |May 7th, 2015|News|

We have recently released a new guide that outlines some of the key causes of warehouse accidents and explains how to prevent them occurring. This free guide is a valuable tool  if you want to improve safety and productivity still further in busy warehouse and logistics operations.

There are an estimated 100,000 reported injuries in the […]

12 02, 2015

Prevent injury, boost efficiency

By |February 12th, 2015|Blog|

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) estimates that roughly 85 workers are killed each year in the US and 34,900 are seriously injured as a result of materials handling equipment (MHE) accidents. In some cases the reasons for these incidents can be put down to inadequate driver training or human error. However, in many […]

19 01, 2015

New online forklift safety programme launched

By |January 19th, 2015|Blog|

A new initiative from the Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) is a clear sign that they are as committed to driving down forklift truck-related accidents and near-misses as we are.

Free, online and easy to access, the Safer Site Programme is the perfect go-to safety and best practise guide for anyone involved in and around the […]

14 01, 2015

Vero improves warehouse productivity and safety

By |January 14th, 2015|News|

An innovative suite of solutions, from Harland Simon, has been launched to help warehouse and logistics companies improve operational efficiency, safety and productivity. Called Vero, the new series of modules are easy to install, use and maintain, and provide the ability to track, monitor and plan the movement of pallets, RTIs, trucks, people and other […]