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COULD YOU LIVE WITH A FORKLIFT ACCIDENT? UK’s leading materials handling, workplace transport and safety management training company, Mentor, launches hard-hitting video training module at IMHX.
ollowing its exclusive premier showing at the National Fork Truck Safety Conference, Mentor Training has announced plans to officially launch its new, hard-hitting video training module at IMHX. Unique in that it targets both fork lift truck drivers and the staff working alongside them, Mentor’s Safely Working with lift Trucks video training module will be publicly aired for the first time on Stand 12W80. Designed to target both the unaware and existing operators at risk of becoming complacent, Mentor managing director Stuart Taylor explains why influencing attitudes and behaviours across the entire workforce is vital. He says: “Those on foot account for 57% of those injured as a result of forklift truck accidents. They’re most at risk so it’s essential that they’re included as part of a holistic approach to training and site safety. “With the number of fork lift related accidents on the rise, it’s abundantly
clear that much more needs to be done to safeguard pedestrians. The FLTA recommend that the relevant training forms part of an induction – while we are aware that some companies achieve this, it’s clear that many more do not…” “They need to understand the risks long before their first interaction with a lift truck. Employers should make certain they understand and recognise the hazards associated with forklift operations, and know how to respond appropriately to potential danger. As well as educating and informing, the new module has been specially developed to engage viewers and challenge the behaviour at the root of unsafe practice. A powerful re-enactment entitled Could you live with that? illustrates – in no uncertain terms – the long lasting impact of a fork lift truck accident… and the importance of taking personal ownership of safety. This development draws on the success
of Mentor’s ground-breaking Safely Working with Lift Trucks course launched earlier this year. Following the release of the concise but high-impact two-hour training session, the video module aims to deliver the same message as the classroom based course but via a more flexible e-learning style experience. Safely Working with Lift Trucks is exclusively available from Mentor Training. However, in support of the FLTA’s Safetember forklift awareness campaign (1st to 30th September), Mentor will give away 1,000 free PIN codes to those who request access – allowing them to experience the new video training module for themselves. To get your PIN today, or to learn more about Mentor’s holistic approach to training, visit mentortraining.co.uk or call 01246 555222… and be sure to visit the team on stand 12W80 at IMHX.
TEREX|FINLAY LAUNCH NEW VARIANT OF C-1540 MOBILE CONE CRUSHER.
he NEW C-1540 direct drive cone crusher is the latest addition to the Terex|Finlay range of tracked mobile cone crushers. This machine has been developed to satisfy the requirements for any aggregates producer or contract crusher looking for a high output capacity machine that provides large reduction ratios and an excellent cubical shape in the surface ore mining and aggregate industries. This aggressive machine incorporates the proven Terex® 1000 cone crusher
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that can accept an all in feed and features direct variable speed clutch drive and “on the fly” hydraulic closed side setting (CSS) adjustment. A key feature of the chamber is an overload protection system with automatic reset that permits uncrushable material to pass through and be discharged efficiently from the machine. The feedin box to the chamber is fitted with an ultrasonic level sensor that is calibrated to the feeder to ensure that the chamber is consistently choke-fed for maximizing throughput and minimizing crusher wear. These features all combine to give operators an efficient and aggressive crushing action, high performance and low cost per ton. The standard 5m³ hopper/feeder on the plant has been designed with a low feed-in height so that the machine can be fed directly either by primary crusher, excavator or shovel. A key feature of the hopper is the standard automated metal detection and a purge system that
has been designed to protect the cone chamber and reduce downtime by removing metal contaminants via the purge chute. “We are continually communicating with our customers through several forums and the introduction of this machine is a direct result of this ongoing process. This exciting new model builds upon the success of our current C-1540 prescreen model, C-1545/C-1545P and C-1554 cone crushers. The heart of this new model is the Terex TC-1000 cone crusher which is worldrenowned for its flexibility, versatility and outstanding performance. The functionality and serviceability of the machine where key design criteria of the plant from the outset and we have received only positive feedback on these characteristics. With the introduction of this new model we now have one of the most comprehensive range of tracked cone crushers in the market place.” remarked Alan Witherow, Terex|Finlay Product Development Manager. www.terexfinlay.com
Published on Aug 10, 2016