MJC Services News & Advice

How to Improve Safety in the Workplace

November 30th, 2012

As an employer it’s your responsibility to provide a comfortable and safe working environment free of any dangers for all of your employees. Different workplaces, of course, require different health and safety measures; if you are charged with health and safety in a factory, a warehouse or a construction site for example, you will have very different health and safety procedures in place to an office environment.

Here at MJC we specialise in forklift hire in Reading and as a result, we understand the vital importance of health and safety in working environments such as a warehouse. We’ve put together some helpful tips to improve your workplace safety:

Training First

It’s essential that all employees receive full training in every aspect of their job role. This training should cover everything from the correct posture for lifting heavy items to operating heavy machinery in the workplace. Without full and proper training, your employees will be at risk.

Regular Reminders

You should put up posters around the workplace reminding your employees of the relevant health and safety regulations that must be adhered to at all times.  For example, if a certain area of your workplace requires protective clothing to be worn, this should be made clear and apparent at all times for all employees to see.

Know the Regulations

For you to provide a safe working environment for your employees it is important that you are aware of all of the necessary regulations that your workplace should be abiding by. The regulations are usually simple and easy to adhere to so be sure to take the necessary steps to know the relevant regulations inside out.

At MJC we provide high quality forklifts for hire on a long and short term basis for your convenience; however, as with any machinery it’s vital that the person operating it is fully trained in accordance with health and safety regulations.

If you’re looking to hire a forklift to benefit your business, why not visit our site for more information or contact us directly if you have any questions?

3 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Forklift Truck

September 10th, 2012

When it comes to making sure your commercial or industrial premises are functioning with the efficiency and workload you’d expect, you need to ensure the correct equipment is being used in every aspect, whether it’s the right telephone systems for the sales people, or good quality conveyor systems for the factory. Having the right tools is half the battle in the nature of today’s break-neck speed industry. As such, whether you’ve already got a fleet of forklifts or you’re adding to them, here at MJC, we’re bringing you forklift hire that’ll provide everything you need! Here are our top 3 reasons why forklift truck hire in Cheltenham could be perfect for you.

  • Emergency Capacity – If you have a fleet of forklift trucks then you’ll know the many productivity oriented benefits they can bring to the table in your warehouse or industrial units. Of course, there may be times when an influx of those sought after orders, or high volumes of workload cause your fleet to be stretched too thinly. This is where forklift hire comes in, providing you with emergency trucks to use without the commitment and huge additional financial investment for something you’ll only use at peak times. For great prices, you can make the workload lighter any time you need!
  • Breakdowns – As with all mechanical equipment, at some point, some will inevitably break down, and rather than slimming down the workload, turning away clients or exasperating staff by attempting to manage without the extra truck, simply call us here at MJC and we’ll deliver your backup to cover defunct forklift while it’s fixed!
  • Financial advantage – Flexibility with your funds is always a beneficial aspect to any arrangement, and by not tying your finances into bought forklift trucks, you’re free to retain those finances and use them in other places when necessary!

Here at MJC, we’re proud to bring you a comprehensive forklift truck hire service that meets all your requirements every step of the way. We provide solutions when you need them most, as well as our extensive knowledge and willingness to deliver warm and friendly help and advice wherever needed! To take advantage of all these great features, call 01235 767 717 today!

Is Buying Forklifts a Good Investment For Your Business?

August 8th, 2012

Forklifts are one of the most essential and beneficial machines for many industries. Many manufactures could not go about their day to day duties without the use of a forklift. But should you buy a forklift or just rent one? Weighing up the pros and cons of buying a forklift can be tricky. We have put together a list of pros and cons to help you make your decision. Here at MJC we provide forklift hiring services as well as selling used forklifts in Swindon.

Pros to Buying a Forklift

-    If a forklift is vital to the running of the business then owning a forklift will may cheaper than renting one over a long period of time
-    There is only a one off payment rather than a monthly or weekly payment if you hire one
-    A forklift can be considered as a long term asset to the company
-    Having a forklift readily available at all times will mean you won’t waste time and money waiting for a hired forklift to be delivered

Cons to Buying a Forklift

-    Cost of repairs and maintenance would have to come out of your companies budget
-    If your forklift is out of action due to a service you won’t have a temporary replacement like you would if it was a hired forklift
-    You must ensure your forklift meets all standards set by the Occupational Health & Safety Act

The most important thing for you to think about is the financial implications. You need to weigh up how often a forklift is used. Is it used only a few months out of the year or is it used on a daily basis? You need to work out how much it will cost to rent a forklift on a long term basis compared to the cost of buying a used forklift and having to pay for its upkeep. If you can lay the two costs out in front of you it will be much easier to come to a decision.

Here at MJC we have a wealth of knowledge on supplying and hiring out forklifts, we are fully experienced in all types of forklifts and are always on hand to help you decide what are the best options for your business. If you would like any advice or information then get in touch by clicking here.

Telehandlers- What Are They Used For?

July 12th, 2012

If you work in agriculture or construction then you are likely to have experience in operating a number of different types of machinery and understand that different jobs require very different tools. Here at MJC we are committed to providing you with all of the machinery that you need to complete your work efficiently and safely. We provide a range of telehandlers in Banbury that are available for hire and can be an extremely useful tool for a number of purposes. So what exactly is a telehandler and what are they used for?

A telehandler in simple terms is similar to both a fork truck and a crane. A telehandler is loosely similar in appearance to a forklift but much better with more capabilities than a fork truck and so, more similar to a crane. An excellent advantage of using a telehandler is the impressive range of applications; there is not just one answer to what a telehandler is used for as it entirely depends upon what your requirements are. A telehandler can make use of a number of different attachments from lift tables, pallet forks, buckets and muck grabs; whatever you need to use your telehandler for, from grounds maintenance in Swindon to large construction projects, there’s sure to be an attachment to fit.

Here at MJC, we give you the option of hiring or buying a telehandler from us; if you need this versatile piece of machinery for just one or two jobs then hiring is the perfect option. If you decide that your business could benefit from a telehandler, then buying from us is simple and stress-free. Whatever your needs, you can rest assured that we can provide the solution. If you would like more information about hiring or buying a telehandler or forklift from us at MJC, please visit our website or you can give us a ring on 01235 767 717 to speak to a member of our friendly and supportive team.

Disclaimer of Endorsement: Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favouring by MJC. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of MJC, and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.

What Qualifications Do You Need to Drive a Forklift?

June 15th, 2012

Forklifts are an invaluable asset for a multitude of industries, and because of their diverse usability and high performance, they are utilised in a variety of different ways. However, as professional stockists of forklift Swindon we at MJC Services are frequently asked the question ‘what qualifications do you need to drive a forklift?’ If this is a question you are eager to know the answer to, then we can answer it for you.

Legally, you don’t need a qualification to drive a forklift but what you do need is training. It vitally important that those who are operating a forklift (whether to perform Grounds Maintenance Swindon or construction work) are fully trained to use the forklift in a safe and responsible manner; however there are various training courses available which are supported by accredited bodies. These bodies include;

-    Construction industry training board
-    Lantra Awards
-    The Independent Training Standards Scheme and Register (ITSSAR)
-    Association of Industrial Truck Trainers
-    National Plant Operators Registration Scheme
-    RTITB

It’s important to note that your employer has a legal responsibility to train you, whether it is with one of the above bodies or in-house training. This is stated under the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998, which clearly states that your employers needs to “ensure that all persons who use work equipment have received adequate training for purpose of health and safety, including training in the methods which may be adopted when using the work equipment, and risks which such use may entail and precautions to be taken”

If you have any further queries surrounding work place regulations or indeed the correct use of forklifts, please do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of our team here at MJC Services. We specialise in forklift hire and believe that we can supply you with high-quality plant equipment and advice should you need it.

Disclaimer of Endorsement: Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favouring by MJC Services. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of MJC Services, and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.

Should You Buy or Hire Fork Trucks Swindon?

May 15th, 2012

A forklift is a handy piece of equipment to have in a variety of environments, and has a range of applications, but when you find yourself in need of fork trucks Swindon, should you choose to hire or buy? There a various advantages to both leasing a fork lift from MJC Services and buying one of our new or used fork trucks, so read on for a few of the benefits of each option.

Hire

With a fleet of machines which features three hundred fork trucks Swindon and telehandlers, you will be spoilt for choice when hiring equipment from MJC Services. The biggest benefit of choosing to hire a fork lift from us is the flexibility that you can enjoy. From short term hire of a day or two for a small project, to a longer lease for your construction, industrial or warehouse environment, we can provide a hire contract which perfectly matches your requirements.

We understand that budget is a big consideration, which is why we are pleased to offer competitive prices for all of our equipment hire. This means that you will never have to compromise on high quality fork trucks Swindon when choosing the most affordable service, as MJC Service combine great value for money with great quality products.

Buy

As well as helping hundreds of customers to arrange a hire contract for a high quality fork lift, we are also a leading retailer of both new and used fork trucks Swindon. With products from all of the leading manufacturers, and pre-owned equipment which is fully serviced, you will be able to find the perfect fork lift to purchase when shopping with us. As with our hire service, we pride ourselves on offering competitive prices to those who choose to buy a fork lift. If you have premises where fork lifts are on a daily basis – storage facilities, for example – then buying your own equipment could be the best option.

Whatever your budget and requirements, and whether you are looking to hire or buy fork trucks Swindon, get in touch with MJC Services today.

Disclaimer of Endorsement: Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favouring by MJC Services. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of MJC Services, and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.

Where to Hire a Fork Truck in Cheltenham

April 16th, 2012

Fork lifts are an adaptable piece of equipment that are utilised on large and small scale construction projects; and it is because of their versatility that they are very popular and as such hold a large price tag attached to their purchase and their continued maintenance. It is specifically for this reason that many industries have found fork truck hire Cheltenham a cost effective alternative, but where can you find a reliable supplier? We at MJC Services believe that we have the answer.

At MJC Services we specialise in plant hire, with much of our business being generated through referrals and repeat customer for the simple reason that we offer competitive prices and quality equipment. All of our fork lifts are thoroughly inspected before they are hired out, to ensure that they are mechanically sound and safe for use; something that our clients have come to value.

To give you an insight into the various fork lifts we hire out and their prices, we have drawn up the following list;

-    Ausa Rough Terrain Forklift C150H available from £60.00 per day
-    Clark Forklifts Counter Balance Diesel (3.5-5 Ton) available from £60.00 per day
-    Hyster Forklifts Counter Balance Diesel (3.5-5 Ton) available from £60.00 per day
-    Samuk Forklifts Counter Balance Diesel (5.5-10 Ton) available from £100.00 per day
-    Ausa Rough Terrain Forklift C250H/C300H available from £70.00 per day

This is only a small collection of the fork lifts which are available to hire from us, and we do offer special offers for those who hire the fork lift for a prolonged period of time. The task at hand will decide the type of fork lift you will require, so whether you want to dig up asphalt driveways Cheltenham or to dig foundations, we can advise you on the best equipment.

To find out more about our fork truck hire Cheltenham rates and the equipment we have available, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us at your earliest convenience by calling us on 01235 767 717.

Disclaimer of Endorsement: Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favouring by MJC Services. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the MJC Services, and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.

Find Industrial Forklifts in Newbury

March 15th, 2012

Forklifts are an invaluable asset to the construction, commercial and industrial sector; their manoeuvrability, high-performance and reliability allows them to be used in a variety of settings in a multitude of different functions. Due to their diverse usability, to buy a forklift is still very expensive, which is why many are now opting for the cost effective alternative and hiring industrial forklifts Newbury; but where do you find a reliable contractor to hire your forklift from? We here at MJC have the solution.

We specialise in the plant hire industry, and subsequently we have a vast collection of forklifts available to hire. In addition to this, we have steadily acquired an enviable reputation built on the high-quality machinery we rent out and our affordable prices. To give you an idea of the types of forklifts available to hire from us and their hire rates, we have listed a few of them below.

Forklifts Available to Hire & Their Rates

-    Auso Rough Terrain Forklift C150H from as little as £60.00 a day or £90.00 a week.
-    Auso Rough Terrain Forklift C250h/c300h from as little as £70.00 a day or £140.00 a week
-    Clark Forklifts Counter Balance Diesel (1-3 Ton) available from £50.00 a day or £80.00 a week)
-    Clark Forklifts Counter Balance Diesel (3.5 – 5 Ton) available from as little as £60.00 a day or £100.00 per week.
-    Clark Forklifts Counter Balance Diesel (5.5-10 Ton) available from £100 a day or £250.00 per week.
-    Hyster Forklifts Counter Balance Diesel (1-3 Ton) available from £50.00 a day or £80.00 per week
-    Hyster Forklifts Counter Balance Diesel (3.5-5 Ton) available from £60.00 per day and £100.00 per week.
-    Hyster Forklifts Counter Balance Diesel (5.5-10 Ton) available from as little as £100.00 per day or £250.00 per week.
-    Samuk Forklifts Counter Balance Diesel (1-3 Ton) available from as little as £50.00 per day or £80.00 per week.
-    Samuk Forklifts Counter Balance Diesel (3.5-5 Ton) available from as little as £60.00 per day or £100.00 per week.
-    Samuk Forklifts Counter Balance Diesel (5.5-10 Ton) available from as little as £100.00 per day or £250.00 per week
-    Clark Forklifts Counter Balance Gas LPG (1-3 Ton) available from £50.00 per day or £80.00 per week.
-    Clark Forklifts Counter Balance Gas LPG (3.5-5 Ton) available from as little as £60.00 per day or £100.00 per week
-    Clark Forklifts Counter Balance Gas LPG (5.5-7 Ton) available from £100.00 per day or £250.00 per week.

We realise that forklifts are very useful, whether it’s for moving heavy goods within a warehouse or on a reclamation yard Peterborough. The above is only a small selection of the industrial forklifts Newbury we have for rent, and our rates are subject to change which is why it’s important that you get in touch with us on 0123 576 77 17.

Disclaimer of Endorsement: Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favouring by MJC. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of MJC, and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.

Looking After your Fork Lift Oxford

February 8th, 2012

Here at MJC Services, each fork lift Oxford is thoroughly inspected and maintained while it is in our possession so you know that the machine you are hiring will carry out all the lifting and moving you require with the utmost in efficiency and safety. However, if you are hiring a fork lift for a lengthy period, are looking to buy a new or used one from us or are even just hiring for a short while, there are some easy procedures to follow to ensure your fork lift keeps running at its best and remains in the condition it was in when you first received it from us. A few tips to help you look after your fork lift are:

Trained Operators

One of the most important factors to the smooth running of a fork lift is the person who is actually operating it, as a trained driver is one that is safe, careful and will be able spot any problem as soon as it arises.

Regularly Check the Tyres

Tyres are the only suspension on a fork lift, so letting them wear down excessively could also result in drive-train wear, mast bearing wear or an accelerated wheel bearing – all of which are much more costly to repair than the expense of new tyres.

Keep the Machine Clean

Quite an obvious tip, but one many might neglect in a busy working environment. Whether you’re using a fork lift on a muddy reclamation yard Peterborough or a seemingly clean warehouse, your fork lift will still require a regular cleaning to ensure the smooth running of all components.

Get in Touch with MJC!

If you are hiring a fork lift Oxford from us, you’ll be guaranteed to receive the best possible machinery, allowing you to complete your project with ease and professionalism. Make sure to call us on 01235 767 717 to find out more about fork lift care and all short or long hire packages and purchase.

Disclaimer of Endorsement: Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favouring by MJC. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of MJC, and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.

Fork Lift Trucks for Sale or Hire Swindon

January 12th, 2012

A fork lift truck is an essential piece of equipment for many industrial or warehouse operations. MJC Services are a well-established provider of the highest quality fork lift trucks Swindon, and can offer a reliable hire service as well as opportunities to purchase new or used fork lifts. You may be unsure whether to hire or buy a fork lift truck, so we have outlined the advantages of the two different options below.

Hire a Fork Lift Truck

Our fleet of over three hundred hire machines – including telehandlers, fork lifts and trailers – can provide you with an affordable alternative to investing in your own machine. When you are working at height in a warehouse environment, or need to transport goods  a fork lift can provide the effective solution you are looking for.

We also have electric fork lift trucks Swindon for hire which emit no exhaust fumes. These are an efficient alternative to conventional fork lifts, and are a reliable option when you are lifting lighter loads. Our fork lifts are available to hire for a variety of periods: whether you require the machine for a single day, a week or even five years.

Buy a Fork Lift Truck

If your operation relies heavily on the use of fork lift trucks Swindon, then it may be cost-effective to invest in your own machinery. Either buy one of our brand new fork lifts from a range of well-known manufacturers, or purchase an affordable used fork lift to save money on the same high-quality equipment.

All of the used fork lifts we have in stock have been well-maintained to ensure that they will provide the reliable service you require, and can allow you to update you fleet with a new fork lift without the expense of investing in a new model.

The comprehensive service offered by MJC Services has been developed to offer our customers the freedom to choose whether hiring, or buying fork lift trucks Swindon, is best for their budget and requirements. To take advantage of either of these reliable services, contact our expert team today.

Disclaimer of Endorsement: Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favouring by MJC Services. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of MJC Services, and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.