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Deionised Water or Distilled Water - 26 Mar 2013


Distilled water is often confused with deionised water as they are both very pure types of water and in some cases can be used for the same applications, when considering Deionised water or Distilled water, it is important to recognise that they are both manufactured in different ways and you should check with your supplier which if you can used Deionised or Distilled Water.

Distilled water is much more complicated and more time consuming to produce then deionised water there fore distilled water is considerably more expensive to buy, deionised water is usually a favourite type of purified water used in businesses as it is more cost effective but yet it is still a very pure type of water.

To find out more information visit the deionised water website



Hand Pallet Trucks For Sale - 26 Mar 2013


This heavy duty pallet truck is built with no compromise on quality. Exceptionally robust chassis and pump unit. Rubber tyred aluminium steer wheels and tandem nylon load rollers.

Available in 4 sizes

  • 520mm x 1000mm
  • 520mm x 1150mm
  • 685mm x 1000mm
  • 685mm x 1150mm

Pallet trucks for sale

This week weeks offers: £185-00 vat & delivery extra



Safe Contractor 2013 - 26 Mar 2013


We would like to inform you that GB Forklifts have achieved Safe Contractor Accreditation.
Why Health and Safety?

Every organisation has a legal obligation to ensure that contractors working on their premises operate in a safe way.

More than ever there is a need to take health and safety seriously and ensure that you have made suitable arrangements when on your clients sites.
"Qualify for tenders and contracts."
Increasingly for many organisations, strict conditions are now in place where you are required to be part of a scheme similar to SAFEcontractor in order to qualify for tenders and contracts.
These requirements are in place to ensure that you demonstrate compliance with current health and safety legislation.


Forklift Engineers Required - 26 Mar 2013


We currently have vacancies for multi skilled forklift engineers.

The right candidates must have the following abilities:

  • Ability to work on all makes of forklifts and other material handling equipment.
  • Fault finding and diagnosis on all types of forklifts and other material handling equipment.
  • Ability to carry out Thorough Examination.
  • Skilled in electric, diesel, and gas forklifts and other equipment.

Expected earning will be from £24,000 - £34,000 + depending on experience.

Van and Pension supplied

 



Shrink wrap, Pallet wrap, Stretch Wrap or Stretch film - 02 Aug 2012


Palllet wrap has many names, shrink wrap, stretch wrap and of course pallet wrap, Stretch wrap or stretch film is a highly stretchable plastic film that is wrapped around items. The elastic recovery keeps the items tightly bound. In contrast, shrink wrap is applied loosely around an item and shrinks tightly with heat.

It is frequently used to unitize pallet loads but also may be used for bundling smaller items.

Types of stretch film include bundling stretch film, hand stretch film, extended core stretch film, machine stretch film and static dissipative film.

We have great deals on pallet wrap/shrink wrap click here to see them.



Thorough examinations - HSE Requirement for business insurance - 01 Aug 2012


Just imagine if there were no cohesive national system for assessing the safe condition of cars. Imagine if garages were allowed to decide for themselves how to carry out MOT
tests. Imagine if an MOT certificate issued by one garage was based on criteria and
procedures which differed widely from those used by another. Imagine if there was no
one to oversee the process nationally and ensure consistent high standards.

This is very much like the situation which has applied to fork lift examinations... until now.

There is now a definitive new scheme. It has been developed by the two organisations which represent the fork lift truck industry, with the support of the HSE. It tackles all the current deficiencies in delivery of Thorough Examination.

At GB Forklifts we provide thorough examinations for forklifts which most business insurance providers require to make your insurance valid, our thorough examinations are done to HSE regulations to provide you with the confidence you would get with an M.O.T.

For more information about thorough examinations please contact us via the enquiry form or phone us on 01452 731350



Stay Green Eco Clean - 30 Jul 2012


Stay Green Eco Clean

Do you realise that certain cleaning chemicals have to be disposed off in the correct manor using specialist chemical disposal units which cost money or your business could be fine huge amount of money?

Well never fear we are now selling an ECO Friendly product which is a powerful citrus cleaner/degrease excellent for floor cleaners or to get dirt and oil of metals and floors.

So make sure you stay green and use eco clean:

http://www.gbforklifts.co.uk/?product=EcoClean+Degreaser+%2F+Floor+Cleaner+4x+5+Litre&sp=1&pid=620



Forklifts gone green? - 28 Oct 2011


That’s right green forklifts but it’s not a new thing, electric forklifts have been around for years long before the first electric car. The electric forklift was designed for confined spaces where exhausts fumes would not be acceptable some of these places include cold stores, freezers, fridges, small warehouses.

So if you’re thinking about getting a forklift or upgrading your old dog to a much more reliable forklift for your business make sure you consider an electric forklift to help keep our environment eco friendly and keep costs down for your business making an electric forklift a much more economical solution.



Safety in the storage and warehousing industry - 23 Sep 2011


Work related accidents within the storage and warehousing industry remain a major issue, with many thousands of incidents recorded each year.

Accidents in storage and warehousing

In 2007/08 the storage, warehousing and road haulage industries reported over 10,000 work related accidents to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and Local Authorities. Over 1700 of these accidents were classified as major injuries such as fractures and amputations.

The most common types of accidents are:

  • Slips and trips
  • Manual handling
  • Falls from height
  • Being hit by a moving vehicle


Battery top up water - 09 Aug 2011


Battery top up water is one of the main applications Deionised Water is used for. Lead acid batteries use Deionised water to conduct electricity, normal water does not conduct electricity as well as deionised water. Purified water lasts longer and conducts better because it has had the mineral ions removed making it purified water,

 

Click here to read more about battery water or Click here to buy battery top up water.



Deionised Water OR Distilled Water - 05 Aug 2011


Distilled water is often confused with deionised water as they are both very pure types of water and in some cases can be used for the same applications, when considering Deionised water or Distilled water, it is important to recognise that they are both manufactured in different ways and you should check with your supplier which if you can used Deionised or Distilled Water.

Distilled water is much more complicated and more time consuming to produce then deionised water there fore distilled water is considerably more expensive to buy, deionised water is usually a favourite type of purified water used in businesses as it is more cost effective but yet it is still a very pure type of water.

To find out more information visit the deionised water website.



Mongol Madness Charity Rally - 15 Jun 2011


GBForklifts have sponsored an ambulance in the Mongol Madness charity rally to travel 10,000 miles in 16 countries, 3 deserts!

You may see the boys on T.V travelling across countries in the ambulance, if you do be sure to look out for the GB Forklifts advert.

Any more sposnors wil be apreciated by the boys, all donations go to charity!

 

Click this link www.virginmoneygiving.com/mikebellars to donate!

 

 



Top Forklift Blog - Check this out! - 27 Apr 2011


Check out the latest in the forklift world at the forkliftblog.co.uk.

They are constantly adding articles from forklift accidents, training, article to products and services in the material handling area.

www.forkliftblog.co.uk



Deionised Water, Battery Water, Purified Water - 19 Apr 2011


Deionisation

Deionised water, also known as demineralized water (DI water, DIW or de-ionised water), is swater that has had its mineral ions removed, such as cations from sodium, calcium, iron, copper and anions such as chloride and bromide. Deionisation is a physical process which uses specially-manufactured ion exchange resins which bind to and filter out the mineral salts from water. Because the majority of water impurities are dissolved salts, deionisation produces a high purity water that is generally similar to distilled water, and this process is quick and without scale buildup. However, deionisation does not significantly remove uncharged organic molecules, viruses or bacteria, except by incidental trapping in the resin. Specially made strong base anion resins can remove Gram-negative bacteria. Deionisation can be done continuously and inexpensively using electrodeionization.

Deionisation does not remove the hydroxide or hydronium ions from water. These are the products of the self-ionization of water to equilibrium and therefore are impossible to remove.

Deionised Water is commonly used for battery water which is the main thing we sell it for to our customers it is also commonly used for cooling system and many other applications, our water is of high grade and is very popular.

Click here to buy deionised water.



Hand Pallet Trucks For Sale - Weekly Offers - 10 Mar 2011


Manual Hand Pallet Truck

This heavy duty pallet truck is built with no compromise on quality. Exceptionally robust chassis and pump unit. Rubber tyred aluminium steer wheels and tandem nylon load rollers.

Available in 4 sizes

  • 520mm x 1000mm
  • 520mm x 1150mm
  • 685mm x 1000mm
  • 685mm x 1150mm

Pallet trucks for sale

This week weeks offers:

Cheap Pallet trucks for sale

ONLY £175



GB Forklifts is an approved Safe Contractor - 09 Feb 2011


We  would like to inform you that GB Forklifts have achieved Safe Contractor Accreditation.

  

 

Why Health and Safety?


Every organisation has a legal obligation to ensure that contractors working on their premises operate in a safe way.

More than ever there is a need to take health and safety seriously and ensure that you have made suitable arrangements when on your clients sites.

"Qualify for tenders and contracts."

Increasingly for many organisations, strict conditions are now in place where you are required to be part of a scheme similar to SAFEcontractor in order to qualify for tenders and contracts.

These requirements are in place to ensure that you demonstrate compliance with current health and safety legislation.



Running low on warehouse consumables like blue roll, shrink wrap and distilled water? - 17 Jan 2011


Checkout our warehouse consumables section in our online shop for great competitive rates on your ever day warehouse goods, if you have found something cheaper elsewhere give us a call and we may be able to better your deal.

We offer delivery on all of our products if you live locally you can pick up your order free of charge or we may be able to deliver if we are coming past your business so it’s always worth having a chat to us.

Great deals here: Warehouse Consumables

Call us for some free advice on 01452 731350



Forklift Accidents - 11 Jan 2011


Treat a ForkLift with Respect:before your're in the next Video

What not to do when you pass your forklift test:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTnGZ37sZqM



The dreaded VAT increase is here!! - 04 Jan 2011


As we all know, VAT was due to increase to 20% on January 4th, a great way to start the new year!

We have now increased the VAT on all our products from 17.5% to 20%, if you are VAT registered this doesn't effect you to much because you can claim the VAT back.



Happy New Year!! 2011 - 01 Jan 2011


GBForklifts wish you a happy new year from all our staff, we wish you good health, successes, integrity, and happiness in 2011!

 



Manually Operated Mobile Single Scissor Lift Table. - 23 Nov 2010


This comprehensive range of Mobile Lift Tables is manufactured to withstand the most arduous working environments normally associated with industrial applications.

Robustly constructed

High quality hydraulics which have a positive feel

Foot Operated Pump

Hand operated Infinitely controllable lowering

High pushing handle

Full braking and guarding on the castors

Fully mobile on 2 swivel and 2 fixed castors

Fitted with 2 maintenance stops

Overload & bypass Valve

Fully compliant with EN1570 & CE marked

Supplied with Certificate of Conformity

 



GB FORKLIFTS has a New Online shop with secure payment. - 31 Aug 2010


From Industrial Forklift trucks and pallet trucks to mail sacks.

GB Forklifts is a one-stop shop for all your warehouse material handling and storage needs.

Our knowledge of the industrial equipment marketplace built up over 30 years coupled with unique supplier partnerships enables us to provide the best choice and value for all your needs.

Search now for the best deals on sack trucks, trolleys, forklifts and pallet trucks

everything you need at the touch of a button and if you can't find it, call or e-mail us and we will find it and then add it for you.



This Weeks Offer - Hand Pallet Trucks - 31 Aug 2010


This hand pallet truck is a Budget priced heavy duty pallet truck, built with no compromise on quality. Exceptionally robust chassis and pump unit. Rubber tyred aluminium steer wheels and tandem nylon load rollers.

Available in 4 sizes

  • 520mm x 1000mm
  • 520mm x 1150mm
  • 685mm x 1000mm
  • 685mm x 1150mm


NEW - 12 Aug 2010


GB FORKLIFTS has a New Online shop with secure payment.

 

From Industrial Forklift trucks and pallet trucks to mail sacks.

GB Forklifts is a one-stop shop for all your warehouse material handling and storage needs.

Our knowledge of the industrial equipment marketplace built up over 30 years coupled with unique supplier partnerships enables us to provide the best choice and value for all your needs.

Search now for the best deals on sack trucks, trolleys, forklifts and pallet trucks

everything you need at the touch of a button and if you can't find it, call or e-mail us and we will find it and then add it for you.



Hand Pallet Trucks on offer - 12 Aug 2010


Manual Hand Pallet Truck

This pallet truck is a Budget priced heavy duty pallet truck, built with no compromise on quality. Exceptionally robust chassis and pump unit. Rubber tyred aluminium steer wheels and tandem nylon load rollers.

Available in 4 sizes

  • 520mm x 1000mm
  • 520mm x 1150mm
  • 685mm x 1000mm
  • 685mm x 1150mm

Pallet trucks for sale

This week weeks offers:

Cheap Pallet trucks for sale



BT ROLATRUC TURRET TRUCK VR - 22 Jun 2010


BT ROLATRUC TURRET TRUCK VR

PRODUCT OF THE WEEK 10% OFF  

BT Rolatruc VR

This BT Roltatruc Forklift is designed for pallet handling in very narrow aisles. which offer outstanding performance in intense applications.

The turret head fork system with rotating forks allows operators to pick up pallets from the floor and handle pallets from both the short and long sides

This BT Rolatruc is currently at our Gloucester workshops and available for viewing

TO VIEW THIS PRODUCT GO HERE

 



New online Shop - 29 Apr 2010


GB FORKLIFTS have a New Online shop!

From Industrial Forklift trucks and pallet trucks to mail sacks, access platforms, yard ramps . GB Forklifts is a one-stop shop for all your warehouse material handling and storage needs. 

Our knowledge of the industrial equipment marketplace built up over 30 years coupled with unique supplier partnerships enables us to provide the best choice and value for all your needs.

Search now for the best deals on sack trucks, trolleys, forklifts, pallet trucks

everything you need at the touch of a button and if you can't find it, call or e-mail us and we will find it and then add it for you.



Gravloc Quick Hitch (GQH) - 27 Apr 2010


Gravloc Quick Hitch Benefits

State of the art design meeting existing standards having undergone exacting testing. Unique safety applicaiton as tried and tested in the Materials Handling Industy. GQHV extends current safety features when applied to fully Automatic Q-Hitches. GQHV will only release the QH hydraulic ram when placed in a safe orientation position. The GQHV will provide an adjustable time delay before release. Precision engineered to include the best of mechanical and hydraulic innovation. Removal of all need for electical components. Low maintainence requirement, desinged to last the life of a typical hitch application. Designed to withstand harsh environments and extreme working conditions. Will pick up the widest range of OEM attachments.

GRAVLOC - the greatest safety innovation ever realised for the Quick-Hitch



Gravloc Safety Device - 26 Apr 2010


Gravloc is a safety device that uses gravity and hydraulic pressure to sense platform movement from a stable to an unstable condition. When a platform starts to become unstable, Gravloc intervenes by safely cutting out the pressure, and prevents further adverse movement.

Gravloc is a pilot operated switch that can either be retrofitted to an existing platform or included in the design and manufacture of a new product.

Dimensionally Gravloc is compact, light in weight, physically strong, and comprises of 100% non hazardous recyclable parts. Gravloc represents a unique blend of ‘value’ and ‘precision’ engineering encompassing industry proven components together with patent protected technologies.

The significance of Gravloc is that it addresses a fundamental need within all areas of powered lifting, i.e. to execute a lift without endangering anything or anyone in the process.

Gravloc’s uniqueness is that it introduces to industries (globally) a break-through design that can de-risk a variety of lifting operations ranging from nominal to some of the heaviest of lifting operations.


RECENT NEWS

Deionised Water or Distilled Water

26 Mar 2013

Hand Pallet Trucks For Sale

26 Mar 2013

Safe Contractor 2013

26 Mar 2013

Forklift Engineers Required

26 Mar 2013

Shrink wrap, Pallet wrap, Stretch Wrap or Stretch film

02 Aug 2012

Thorough examinations - HSE Requirement for business insurance

01 Aug 2012

Stay Green Eco Clean

30 Jul 2012

Forklifts gone green?

28 Oct 2011

Safety in the storage and warehousing industry

23 Sep 2011

Battery top up water

09 Aug 2011

Deionised Water OR Distilled Water

05 Aug 2011

Mongol Madness Charity Rally

15 Jun 2011

Top Forklift Blog - Check this out!

27 Apr 2011

Deionised Water, Battery Water, Purified Water

19 Apr 2011

Hand Pallet Trucks For Sale - Weekly Offers

10 Mar 2011

GB Forklifts is an approved Safe Contractor

09 Feb 2011

Running low on warehouse consumables like blue roll, shrink wrap and distilled water?

17 Jan 2011

Forklift Accidents

11 Jan 2011

The dreaded VAT increase is here!!

04 Jan 2011

Happy New Year!! 2011

01 Jan 2011

Manually Operated Mobile Single Scissor Lift Table.

23 Nov 2010

GB FORKLIFTS has a New Online shop with secure payment.

31 Aug 2010

This Weeks Offer - Hand Pallet Trucks

31 Aug 2010

NEW

12 Aug 2010

Hand Pallet Trucks on offer

12 Aug 2010

BT ROLATRUC TURRET TRUCK VR

22 Jun 2010

New online Shop

29 Apr 2010

Gravloc Quick Hitch (GQH)

27 Apr 2010

Gravloc Safety Device

26 Apr 2010