Eco-friendly advice for an efficient and sustainable warehouse

On the 22nd of April each year, Earth Day is celebrated by billions of people worldwide. Earth Day encourages businesses to ‘act now’ and opt for environmentally sustainable approaches in order to build a prosperous and equitable future. 

We proudly embrace environmentally friendly practices daily. However, in light of Earth Day, we are taking a moment to stop, pause and reflect on our habits, and we encourage you to do the same. 

It is critical that we all play our part in reducing our carbon footprint. To help get you started, here’s some advice from our team on how your business can contribute toward positive change: 

Don’t wait for signs of damage to service your forklift

Having your forklift serviced regularly and keeping it maintained to a high standard is one of the easiest ways to reduce your environmental impact. Regular forklift servicing identifies signs of leaks, faults and damage, which can result in increasing harmful emissions.  

Regular forklift servicing can extend the life of machinery and is a great way to maintain your forklift’s pristine condition. By rectifying damages early, you can limit the harmful emissions caused by mechanical issues and protect your business financially by lowering the risk of an unexpected breakdown. 

How can we help? At Hyworth Forklifts, we keep our equipment maintained to the highest possible standard. We prompt all our customers when they are due for a forklift service. This helps ensure your forklift is always running efficiently. 

Exchange your outdated forklift for a new one

When upgrading to a new forklift, opt for an electric forklift. Not only are they better for the environment, running clean and emitting zero greenhouse gasses, they also cost less to run over the long term. 

How can we help? Depending on the current state of your forklift, we can offer you a trade-in on your old forklift to support your upgrade to a new forklift. Contact our sales team to find out how we can help you with a great deal. 

Start conversations about sustainability at your warehouse

When it comes to environmental sustainability, knowledge is power. Some of your employees may not even be aware of the small changes they can make to their behaviour in order to make a positive change. 

Signage is a great way to get your message across and ensure everyone is on the same page. Signage should promote a clean and tidy warehouse. It should also remind staff of the dangers of noise pollution and exhaust in poorly ventilated areas.

A ‘greener’ warehouse improves the health and safety of your team. It creates a business that your employees are proud to work for and your customers are proud to buy from.  

How can we help? As forklift experts, we are aware of the impact different machines can have on the environment and strategies to reduce damage. For guidance on starting conversations about sustainability, get in touch with our friendly team. 

Choose the right forklift for your conditions

When buying or hiring a forklift, it’s important you choose the right forklifts for your unique requirements. Start by considering your habits around forklift usage. Ask yourself, where will you be operating the forklift, how often will the forklift be used, and will it be used indoors, outdoors or both? 

Once you’ve considered all the different aspects of your usage requirements and your workplace environment, you can begin to choose the most eco-friendly forklift for your unique situation. 

How can we help? At Hyworth Forklifts, we ensure that every one of our customers is paired with the right forklift for their specific requirements. Get in touch with one of our experienced forklift experts for advice on choosing your perfect match forklift. Alternatively, you can use our perfect match forklift tool. 

As you can see, incorporating sustainable behaviours into your workplace doesn’t have to disadvantage your business in any way. In fact, incorporating eco-friendly behaviours into your workplace can give your business a competitive advantage.

For expert advice on how you can promote sustainability while working around forklifts, contact our friendly team today on 1300HYWORTH. 

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