Safety first for Nutrien’s new forklift fleet

Nutrien Ag Solutions has replenished its forklift fleet across the country to bring employees the latest in new technology and safety features.

Partnering with Adaptalift Group, one of Australia’s leading suppliers of materials handling solutions, Hyster forklifts have been rolled out to Nutrien Ag Solutions stores across the country.

Nutrien Ag Solutions Head of Safety and Risk, Richard Dovison, said forklifts offer a practical materials handling solution.

“Forklifts are used in our business every day to lift, stack and transfer loads in warehouses and branches, however, even at low speeds, forklifts can cause serious injuries and fatalities,” said Mr Dovison.

“The roll out of our new forklift fleet is part of our proactive efforts to reduce the number of employees and contractors getting injured, with a core focus on preventing serious injuries. The message for our teams is to do it safely, or not at all.”

Adaptalift Group CEO Steven Taylor said “Nutrien’s new forklift fleet has increased safety and productivity when handling loads with the standard inclusion of hydraulic fork positioners”.

“One of the most important safety features of the new Hyster forklifts is the operator presence system which prevents travel and the use of hydraulic functions when an operator is not seated and the improved lateral stability to reduce truck lean and the risk of the forklift tipping over when cornering” said Mr Taylor.

Nutrien Ag Solutions Managing Director Rob Clayton and CEO of Adaptalift Steven Taylor

PHOTO: Nutrien Ag Solutions Managing Director Rob Clayton and CEO of Adaptalift Steven Taylor

The ForkTrack Advance system, fitted as standard across the fleet, combines advanced safety features such as Bluetooth login, paperless electronic safety checklists and unprecedented levels of fleet management.

Some of the other improved features include:

  • Speed limiting
  • Improved transmission gear reduces noise
  • Improved capacity retention and visibility at high lifts
  • Reverse assist grip grab handle with auxiliary horn button when reverse driving
  • LED and pedestrian awareness lights
  • Audible/visible operational alerts including signal lights, rotating beacons and reverse buzzer
  • Ergonomic seat with adjustments for fore/aft, backrest recline and suspension