Forklift Servicing West Midlands
PROFESSIONAL FORKLIFT SERVICING
Elevate the safety of your lifting equipment.
AtlasForklift’s routine servicing is designed to maintain the performance and safety of your forklifts throughout their lifespan, so you can minimise the downtime you experience with your machinery.
Carried out by our experienced technicians, our inspections and servicing keep your forklifts operating at their optimum capacity with a comprehensive service that ensures your forklift is safe to use and is working as efficiently as it can be.
BENEFITS OF SERVICING FORKLIFTS
- Prevents major breakdowns
- Pro-longs the working life of the machine
- Chose from 3,4,6 or 12 monthly intervals
- Over 30 major components inspected
- Minor issues repaired in same visit
- Fixed price, no hidden extras
- Carried out on your site
- No travel, mileage or call out charges
- Electronic service reports emailed instantly
It is important to ensure that the equipment and machinery used in your business are in good working condition so as to increase productivity and reduce downtime. Regular inspections and routine servicing are vital for this maintenance; the highly skilled forklift engineers at Atlas Forklift are on hand to help.
As part of our comprehensive service, Atlas Forklift provides routine servicing by our specialist technicians; this is essential to ensuring that your forklift is safe for use, and is working as efficiently as it can be. The regularity of servicing is totally determined by you and your requirements.
Our forklift engineers have experience working with a range of forklift models, and carry a complete kit with which to streamline the servicing of your machinery. With access to a range of spare parts, minor issues can be repaired during your servicing, leaving your forklift working better than ever. All this can be done with no nasty surprises - such as call out charges, or unexpected service costs.
During a routine service, Atlas Forklift will inspect the following major components:
- Check Oil
- Battery Level
- Brake Pedal
- Direction Switch
- Flashing Beacon
- Fluid Leaks
- Front Headlight
- Hydraulic Services
- Rear Lights
- Reverse Notifications
Undertaken at your site, on your schedule – our service is determined by your requirements.
Since our establishment in 1983, we’ve encountered and worked with a range of forklift models, and our technicians are fully prepared with a complete kit for streamlined servicing. With access to a variety of spare parts, we can further repair minor issues during your servicing, too. All this is achieved with no hidden costs – such as call out charges, or unexpected service costs.
A routine maintenance service is essential for ensuring your forklift meets industry standards along with extending its working lifespan. Whether owning, operating, or having control over a forklift, individuals and businesses alike are responsible for ensuring forklifts meet current industry standards for safety and performance. Failure to do so can have devastating consequences…
Forklift Accident Statistics: Accidents and Breakdowns
Many forklift accidents which occur could be avoided by proper maintenance and the correct implementation of safety measures.
It may surprise you to know that forklift trucks are the most dangerous form of workplace transport in the UK – according to the UK Material Handling Association.
Forklifts are involved in around a quarter of workplace transport accidents. On average, this is 5 forklift truck accidents every workday.
Preventing accidents such as these with the proper training of operators and maintenance of forklifts is key to improving workplace safety. This is why we recommend servicing at regular intervals of 3, 4, 6 or 12 months – depending on your needs – to keep your forklifts in top condition.
The Difference Professional Forklift Servicing Makes
Put your forklift in the hands of professionals.
A professional forklift servicing ensures your equipment is safe to use and meets industry health and safety requirements. One of the requirements by the HSE is that forklifts must be inspected and maintained regularly to ensure that they are safe to use.
A professional routine servicing will inspect all major components, complete with a service report, to certify your forklift is safe for use. In addition to regular maintenance and repair, ongoing training can be provided for forklift operators to ensure they are equipped with the right knowledge for safe operation and to stay up-to-date with the latest forklift safety advice and industry changes.
Atlas Forklift’s forklift driver training ensures drivers are legally compliant and safe whilst operating the machinery. This service is essential for ensuring the safety of workers and reducing the risk of downtime and lost productivity. By prioritising regular maintenance, you can extend the lifespan of your equipment and help it to maintain its value; reduce the risk of breakdowns by identifying potential failures before they happen; as well as reducing the risk of accidents, such as harm to people and damaged goods or stock. All the while saving money in the long run…
FORKLIFT SERVICING - FAQ's
Maintaining your forklift requires knowledge of servicing. Servicing isn't simply an expense - it can increase efficiency and reliability over time. But with so many questions surrounding forklift servicing out there, how can you begin? Educating yourself about its nuances is essential in ensuring your machine receives proper care - this blog post covers pertinent FAQs related to forklift servicing so you can ensure its safe, effective performance is maintained.
Forklift servicing is an integral component of maintaining and upkeeping any forklift, as it involves inspecting, testing, calibrating, and repairing its components to ensure optimal functionality. This may involve inspecting internal components like brakes, steering systems, hydraulic systems and engine parts as well as all safety features; greasing moving parts as necessary and replacing worn out components with new ones.
Service personnel should also be made aware of any modifications or upgrades to the machine, and any alterations or upgrades that have been implemented. Frequent servicing helps maintain its efficiency and reliability, decreasing downtime due to malfunction or breakdown, while saving money through preventing costly repairs down the line.
Answering this question depends heavily on the type and usage of the forklift in question. In general, most should be serviced every 500 hours or 6 months (whichever comes first), however if it is only used occasionally it may still need servicing twice annually despite not yet reaching 500 hours of use. It is crucial that this maintenance be carried out regularly according to manufacturer recommendations as failing to do so could result in costly repairs and damages later down the line.
Do not attempt to service your forklift truck yourself. These intricate machines require professional expertise in order to inspect, test, calibrate, repair and modify them safely in order to remain in optimal condition and safe for operation. Attempting this without the right training or expertise could be dangerous and even potentially life-threatening; for this reason it is always wiser to entrust this task to a certified professional who can ensure both its effectiveness as well as its safety.
At times, forklift truck servicing can be completed on-site to increase efficiency and decrease downtime, without the truck needing to leave your premises for servicing. Unfortunately, this isn't always feasible as certain repairs or work may require more extensive equipment than what would normally be available nearby - in which case contacting a professional service provider to discuss their solution may be better suited to be performed on-site is best practice.
Regular forklift servicing is essential to the efficient and safe operation of machinery. Servicing helps ensure that your forklift runs optimally, reducing fuel consumption and improving performance while identifying any potential issues before they become serious or dangerous, saving money in repairs and replacement parts costs. In addition, servicing allows service personnel to adjust settings or calibrate components as necessary to increase efficiency; plus it keeps machines compliant with mandatory inspections, certifications, or updates required by safety protocols.
An extensive inspection of a forklift truck should cover all internal systems, components and moving parts. This includes inspecting brakes, steering system components, engine parts and hydraulic systems as well as safety features like horns and lights; lubricating moving parts and changing air and oil filters regularly. Inspecting batteries for signs of wear; replacing worn-out plugs/spark plug wires as necessary and checking fluid levels such as coolant transmission fluid brake fluid oil lubricants are all included within a forklift service agreement.
Cost of forklift truck servicing will depend on a variety of factors, such as machine type and age, the amount of work necessary and your chosen service provider. It is wise to seek an accurate quote tailored specifically for your fleet needs from local providers.
Compliance with LOLER Regulation 10 requires being aware and showing how worn-down your forks are. If they show more than 10% wear, the enforcement authority may not approve its use; in this instance, servicing or repairs must take place first before using the vehicle again.
As forklift trucks rely heavily on their forks, knowing and showing how worn they are helps ensure that they remain effective and safe when operating. By keeping track of your fork's condition you will quickly recognize when it is time for replacement - saving both time and money in the process.