Employers and employees have legal responsibilities for ensuring health and safety procedures are in place and followed.
Yet people still cut corners, manhandling drums which are too heavy or containing materials hazardous to health, risking crushed fingers and feet, pulled backs or chemical spillages.
However, specialist equipment does exist to move drums quickly and safely. St Clare Engineering manufactures the Grab-O-Matic range of forklift truck drum attachments for any fork lift truck and for any job, including moving up to four barrels at once.
Quick release fork lift truck drum handling attachments
Under pressure, a forklift truck driver switching between load types may manoeuvre their vehicle’s forks onto a drum attachment without securing it. The load could then slide off whenever the driver brakes or turns a corner.
St Clare Engineering’s new, quick attachment and release mechanism for its forklift drum attachments remove this risk. The attachment is automatically attached or disengaged from the truck by a spring-loaded device which also means drivers can remain in the safety of their cab. This not only increases safety but also reduces production times.
Quality control: 12 month peace of mind
At St Clare Engineering we use top quality British steel for all safety critical components to reduce the chance of failure. We also carry out a 100% check of every item that leaves the factory and certify it for 12 months.
In addition, customers can return items to us for an annual inspection and further certification. Our three-stage check includes:
- Visual inspection – we check for signs of wear and tear and weld cracks
- Drum test – we put the item through a practical drum lift test
- Pull test – mechanical testing to measure tensile strength
St Clare Engineering and Grab-O-Matic
St Clare Engineering Ltd is a family business, manufacturing a range of specialist, high-quality fork lift truck drum handling attachments under the Grab-O-Matic trade name at our factory in Eastleigh, Hampshire.
We supply drum handling equipment to the oil, chemical, logistics and engineering industries, from the Arctic Circle to the Arabian Gulf.