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8 January 2016

Almost 100 employees are killed by fork-lifts each year. Keep them safe by switching to the FlexQube fork-lift free initiative.

Anders Fogelberg

Anders Fogelberg

CEO

Almost 100 employees are killed by fork-lifts each year. Keep them safe by switching to the FlexQube fork-lift free initiative.

Many companies have plans to go “fork-free”, meaning getting rid of fork-lift traffic in operator areas and only use the fork-lifts in warehouses where no employees are allowed to work or walk around.

Fork lifts will start to make their disappearance in areas where the risk of injuries are the highest, like in assembly- and production areas, but later also as a vision throughout the plant, including the warehouse, shipping and supermarket areas. FlexQube have helped many companies in 24 countries get rid off or reduce their number of forklifts.

FlexQube at L’Oréal from FlexQube on Vimeo.

Why do you want to get rid of fork-lifts?

Well to begin with, there are about 100 fatal accidents caused by fork-lifts each year just in the US! In addition, there are almost a 100,000 accidents that result in injuries*. Approximately 35,000 are considered to be serious injuries. According to the Industrial Truck Association, “There are about 855 000 fork-lifts in the U.S. and therefore 11% of all fork-lifts will be involved in an accident each year!” The total cost for accidents involving fork-lifts is estimated to be approximately $135,000,000 each year!

There are other aspects as well. If you operate the fork-lift, there is a high possibility that you will be involved in an accident at some point during your career. Caused or not caused by the driver, it still may cause serious stress for that person.

Fork-lifts are also a very inefficient way of moving material which is the same thing as expensive. It creates a noisy and possibly a dirty (if not electric) work environment. To transport material using fork-lifts limits the amount of goods that can be moved at the same time to one or maybe a couple of skids (if stacked on each other). Stacking also means a safety risk with limited visibility for the driver. Some companies try to solve this by letting the fork-lift driver run the fork-lift on reverse causing a bad ergonomic situation for the driver instead.

Using tugger trains or other methods to create an efficient material flow is essential to lean manufacturing. We have a lot of experience from a variety of industries in what and how it can be done. In addition to easy-rolling and robust tugger train carts you get the modularity and the flexibility of our concept if you choose FlexQube!

Anders Fogelberg
CEO, FlexQube – https://www.linkedin.com/in/andersfogelberg

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FlexQube tugger carts with Linde Material Handling tugger.

FlexQube has a long history of successful implementations of tugger trains together with STILL Liftrunner Tugger Train System, often referred to as mother daugther cart systems. FlexQube can offer trolleys to any kind of frame offered by Liftrunner, which means for example, B-frames, E-frames or C-frames.

See below for an introduction video to the FlexQube and STILL Liftrunner Integration.

Almost 100 employees are killed by fork-lifts each year. Keep them safe by switching to the FlexQube fork-lift free initiative.
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