For lifting equipment hire – including cranes, fork lift attachments and telehandlers – visit Best at hire, you national tool hire centre.
Help boost your on-site safety and efficiently by ensuring you have all the equipment you need to lift items more easily. We offer boom lifts, fork lift truck attachments, personnel lifts, and mobile cranes, amongst other related lifting gear – all at competitive rental rates via a large UK-wide network of conveniently-located hire depots.
Staying safe whilst using a forklift truck
Only fully-trained workers should ever use forklift trucks, and they should be well aware of the risks associated with using these vehicles. For example, they must remember to:
- check the equipment is in good order before you start using it
- always wear the right type of clothing and other safety gear, including sturdy work shoes, a high visibility jacket, a hard hat, well-fitted rather than loose-hanging clothing, and so forth
- check that your shoes are dry and free of grease before using the truck, and that your hands are dry to avoid slipping on any of the forklift truck controls – as this could potentially cause an accident
- remain vigilant at all times, ensuring you are conscious of all the activities going on around you
- keep looking in the direction of travel at all times whilst travelling
- work slowly and methodically, within the designated speed limit, avoiding sharp turns that could flip the forklift
- avoid travelling over hazards such as mounds or holes
- remain within the load weight limit and check the load is secure and weight is evenly distributed
- travel with your load tilted back and the truck's forks as low as you can keep them in order to provide the best stability
- only use forklift attachments / accessories specifically designed for use with the truck that is being used
Quality lifting gear at competitive rental rates
Find and hire lifting equipment online or call 0344 288 8088 for some guidance. We offer a wide choice of hire periods and excellent prices on all of our booms, telehandlers, personnel lifts, cranes and fork lift attachments.
Simply collect your hire items from the most convenient depot, with options scattered right across the UK – or ask about our speedy delivery service .