Month: March 2021


UKCA Marking replaces CE Marking

UKCA (UK Conformity Assessed) marking replaces CE marking now that the UK has left the EU.  From 1st January 2021 most new equipment sold in Great Britain must display a UKCA mark. A CE mark is however still valid for new equipment until 31st December 2021. What a UKCA mark means In the context of […]

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Pallet trucks ready for scrapping

Is pallet truck repair worth the effort?

Is pallet truck repair worth it?  This question is asked this quite often, the latest request sums it up rather nicely. ‘We have about a dozen damaged pallet trucks in total with a range of different issues and I’m just trying to work out if it’s worth the hassle.’ One answer would be a simple […]

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No hassle

The HSE PUWER Regulations have Changed

Overview The HSE PUWER Regulations changed from an annual requirement into a Risk Assessment based system on January 1st 2021.  The implications of this are really quite interesting.  Fundamentally, it confirms that safe use of the equipment entails regular service and repair, in addition to inspection.  This change can be viewed on the Health & […]

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