Mentor training has helped take the guesswork out of forklift operations by becoming the first UK distributor of the award-winning Accu-tilt forklift tilt level indicator.
Named Plant Engineering's Product of the Year in 2009, Accu-tilt has been designed to increase safety and productivity among operators working in racking systems.
Due to the varied heights involved in this kind of work, even the most experienced drivers are susceptible to using incorrect tilt angles of the fork, a leading cause of damage to racking, pallets and products.
Moreover, HSE statistics show at least ten UK workers every month are injured by objects toppling from the forks of lift trucks.
The Accu-tilt indicator eliminates this dangerous guessing game, clearly displaying the angles of the forks to the operator. This ensures accurate judgements when stacking, avoiding accidental damage.
Importantly, it will also indicate the correct angles for travelling with loads, as well as parking.
The Accu-tilt system can be installed in minutes. It fits easily onto all counterbalance trucks without complications including those trucks fitted with attachments.
Mentor managing director Richard Shore says: "The best way to ensure your operators work in racking safely and efficiently is to provide them with the correct training and equipment. Accu-tilt makes an excellent addition to our already extensive range of training products."