Combilift Enhanced Safety

Combilift focuses on Safer handling

Combilift USA

303 Concord St.
Greensboro, NC 27406
Phone: 877 266-2456
Fax: 336 378 8842

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Since Combilift was established, a cornerstone of the company’s design philosophy has been to supply innovative handling solutions that reduce risk and prevent accidents. As well as enabling space-saving and productive handling of loads of various sizes and dimensions, more secure and safer handling is cited by many customers as the reason why they opted for a Combilift product over other types of forklifts.

Our commitment to this has also been recognized by industry associations such as the Forklift Truck Association (FLTA) and British Industrial Truck Association (BITA), from whom we have received safety awards for our models or features that we have developed and incorporated into our products.

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Combilift launched a focus on safety during the month of June as an initiative to promote a safer working environment for all those who work with, on, or near forklift trucks. Throughout the month we will be taking a closer look at some of our individual models and explaining how they contribute to enhanced safety procedures in the warehouse, production facilities, and for loading and offloading materials.

And you can also hear from some of our satisfied customers too.

To hear about how we worked with A-Safe Safety Barriers and Accessories to install physical barriers which are one of the safest forms of segregation in the workplace see this video issued by the British Industrial Truck Association (BITA). Find out how Combilift has encouraged a culture of safety for our staff and customers.


Safer pedestrian truck operation with Combilift’s multi-position tiller arm (Combi-CS)

Walk your way to safer handling.

Combilift’s reputation for designing innovative products and features which enhance materials handling safety was recognized once again last year when it won the Industrial Vehicles Category of the BITA (British Industrial Truck Association) Design4Safety Awards.

This was for its unique, patented multi-position tiller arm – a feature common to all its pedestrian models. It was designed to ensure maximum safety for the operator and other personnel who may be in the area where the trucks are operating, whilst enabling productive picking and placing of products in narrow aisles. The tiller arm can be turned to the left or right of the truck and enables push-button rotation of the rear wheel parallel to the chassis and back again. It allows the operator to remain in the safest possible position when working in narrow aisles – at the side of the truck rather than at the rear as is the case with other pedestrian trucks. This reduces the risk of the operator being crushed or trapped between the truck and the racking. The operator’s sightline is not impeded by having to look through the mast, guaranteeing full visibility of the load, the forks, and the surroundings, for greater awareness and therefore safety, not only for the operator but also for any other personnel or members of the public nearby. The tiller arm also incorporates a monitor that clearly displays the rear wheel position on Combilift’s growing range of pedestrian models such as the multidirectional Combi-WR4, the Combi-CS counterbalance stacker and the Combi-PPT powered pallet truck.