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Forklift work of art….. literally

At Barek Lift Trucks, we love a challenge and this case presented us with something really fun!  A prospective client contacted us searching for a compact LPG forklift capable of working both within the confines of their workshop and also outside to unload incoming raw materials. “Not a problem” we said.  Then came the fun […]...

April 28, 2022
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Job Opportunity: Field Service Engineer: £32-35k + Overtime and Performance Benefits

Barek Lift Trucks is a family owned company and we believe that good people make a great business. We place our people at the heart of our company and believe they are essential for delivering our excellent standards of customer service. It is testament to our business that many of our current experienced service engineers […]...

July 12, 2021
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Common Forklift Driving Mistakes 

Just like drivers on the road, even the most careful forklift operator may encounter a bump or scrape at some point in their career. Unfortunately, in an environment such as a warehouse or busy yard, multiple hazards are potentially just around the corner and can be really serious. From forgetting to check the battery at […]...

April 9, 2021
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Electric forklift maintenance tips

Whether you are considering investing in a fleet of electric forklifts for your business, or have recently made the switch, it’s essential that you know the best way to maintain them. Good maintenance is key to ensuring that you keep your electric forklifts working in peak condition, hence reducing downtime. Also, to secure the cost […]...

March 13, 2021
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Forklift electric battery charging: Safety guide

Electric forklifts come with a huge range of benefits – both environmental, operational and financial. However, whether you’re running one electric forklift truck or an entire fleet, your warehouse needs a designated forklift charging station. The space should be practical, accessible and compliant. Here we discuss the important safety features that your charging station needs […]...

February 18, 2021
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Top tips for a safer warehouse

Why should warehouse safety be a priority? Warehouse safety should be the number one priority for all businesses and employers. Without the right safety measures in place in a warehouse, employees can injure themselves at work with potentially fatal consequences. Poor safety can also be extremely costly to a business when you factor in sick […]...

February 3, 2021
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Are your forklifts ready for a cold spell?

Although the weather has been pretty mild so far this winter in Hull, a cold spell could creep up on us at any point. Year after year, when the cold weather strikes, we receive calls to attend to ill-prepared forklifts that have broken down, seized or got stuck in the ice or snow. When it […]...

January 18, 2021
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Reduce your warehouse carbon footprint in 2021

It really pays for businesses to be carbon conscious. Not only is climate change becoming a real global issue, but increasing your green efficiency can also save substantial sums of money into the future, which can be spent on more important things for your business. Perhaps you have already begun the steps to improving your […]...

January 15, 2021
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Keep your warehouse team motivated this Christmas

Everything in the workplace has changed this year. New rules, new regulations, new ways of working. It’s left many warehouse workers feeling anxious, uncertain and demotivated. And, not only that, all Christmas parties have been cancelled too! But, despite the changes in the ways of working and less social gatherings, there are still ways to […]...

December 14, 2020
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How to Embrace Electrification – The Barek Guide

The subject of electrification is a hot topic in the forklift truck industry. Much like the automotive conversion to electric cars and Boris’s green commitment. With the 2035 ban on petrol and diesel engines, the next 15 years are sure to see a dramatic shift in the way businesses run their material handling operations. While it seems […]...

December 3, 2020
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Don’t let winter break your warehouse

Now we’re heading into the cold season, it’s important to ensure your warehouse and the equipment contained within it is running efficiently and safely. Forklift malfunctions or unhappy, cold employees can have a detrimental effect on your business. Here we address the key points you need to consider to keep your operations running smoothly. Temperature […]...

November 26, 2020
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Barek is CFTS accredited. What are the benefits for your business?

Here at Barek, we recently became CFTS accredited to give Thorough Examinations for fork lift trucks. It’s an achievement that we are proud to have received and are also pleased to offer to our clients from here on. But what does it mean to you and your business? Here we have outlined the main points […]...

November 19, 2020
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How to make the most of the lockdown lull

For many businesses and warehouses, these are some of the quietest times that they have ever experienced. As more and more companies opt for a total shutdown, putting staff on furlough once again, it’s worth considering what you could be doing during this time to make improvements and investments for the future. If your business […]...

November 13, 2020
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Site Safety Rules and Safe Working Zones

07/04/2020 With respect to the current government guidelines / social distancing policy and the guidelines from the Fork Lift Truck Association we are proactively trying to: Follow the social distancing guidelines set out by the Government where practically possible. Protect the health and wellbeing of both your staff and our engineers. Minimise unnecessary contact with […]...

April 7, 2020
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A Notice to Owners and Users of Materials Handling and Plant Equipment – from BITA and the FLTA

25/03/2020 UPDATE FROM THE FLTA / HSE / BITA In consultation with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), The British Industrial Truck Association (BITA) and The Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) have issued a joint statement in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic. In these uncertain times, a lot of companies have completely banned 3rd parties […]...

March 25, 2020
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COVID-19. Operational Statement

Date: 25th March 2020 As you are aware, the situation that we currently face with the COVID-19 public health crisis is unprecedented. Over the last few weeks, we have seen this crisis escalate and each day the Government have introduced measures which will help combat the containment and spread of the virus, protect the NHS […]...

Investing in Forklifts – What are the Benefits?

Every business’s warehouse and site logistics needs are different. However, operational efficiency is paramount to your success regardless of whether you’re a major multinational or a small independent. As your business grows, there is bound to be a point where you require more than just manpower to maintain good logistical performance, which is where the […]...

June 30, 2019
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Warehouse optimisation – how to improve efficiency in your space

Your warehouse is the beating heart of your business operation – and needs to be treated as such. For business owners and operations managers looking to keep total cost of ownership (TCO) as low as possible, the slick function of their core space should be absolutely paramount. For those who are yet to look into […]...

May 30, 2019
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TCM European Dealer Summit – The Belfry 2019

If you’re a golfer or even just a fan of the game,  you may well be familiar with the World famous UK golfing resort – The Belfry. Having hosted more Ryder Cups than any other venue in the World (1985, 89, 93 and 2001), The Belfry has provided some of the most spectacular and dramatic […]...

April 12, 2019
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How to optimise efficiency in your warehouse

If running a warehouse, or several, is part of your day-to-day business activity, then you will be aware of the constraints and costs that come hand in hand with it. The good news is that there are ways of improving efficiency and better utilising space, so that material handling costs can significantly be reduced. Here […]...

March 27, 2019
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“Seek first to understand, then to be understood.”

Steven Covey once wrote, “Seek first to understand, then to be understood”. We feel that really listening to what our customers want is where we add the most value to our customers’ businesses.   Having witnessed the strong performance of our TCM forklifts, Abbey Logistics Group (ALG) in Hull invited us to provide a solution […]...

October 1, 2018
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With the launch of TCM’s new TCO Calculator, finding out the true cost of running your forklift fleet has never been easier. The calculator is a sophisticated tool that helps you to identify the total cost of ownership of your forklift fleet and highlight areas where you could make considerable savings. The calculator also allows […]...

September 18, 2018
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Customer Satisfaction is the Best Business Strategy

Here at Barek Lift Trucks we have a sign in our office which states “Customer Satisfaction is the Best Business Strategy”. We firmly believe in order to deliver upon this statement we need to proactively understand our customers’ businesses and build long-term relationships. Alpine Fine Foods have experienced significant growth over the last number of […]...

August 18, 2018
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With such a multitude of battery types available on the market, it can be difficult knowing whether you’re using the most cost-efficient option for your fleet. Reducing carbon emissions whilst still maintaining fuel efficiency remains a major issue for many businesses worldwide and has become even more of a concern since the government announced to […]...

The Domino Effect

  It was great to be part of the fantastic Domino rally delivered by Dock Street Events and Absolutely Cultured last weekend. A great event for a great City! Our forklifts, materials handling equipment, operatives and transport services set-up, distributed and ultimately cleared up all 12,800 dominoes – or what was left over! A challenging feat throughout the old […]...

August 12, 2018
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Make sure you and your business are ready for the 2040 ban

Make sure you and your business are ready for the 2040 ban. Although it may seem too far away in the future to even consider, from the year 2040, all new petrol and diesel cars, vans and lorries will be banned from sale in the UK and France. Naturally this will have an impact on […]...

April 10, 2018
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Forklift hire in Hull – Reasons why Servicing & Maintenance are so important

With all businesses that use forklifts and heavy machinery, safety is the number one priority. With that in mind, it is important to ensure that the equipment being used is in tip top......

March 4, 2018
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Top Tips – Helpful advice on extending your forklifts battery life

The battery is the heart of an electric forklift and forms a fundamental part to its make up and performance, therefore, it is extremely important you keep it well maintained at all times. The battery is said to equate up to 30% of the price of a new Electric forklift and is expected to last up to […]...

February 13, 2018
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Hull starts off 2017 with a BANG!

It has been 4 years since Hull was announced the UK City of Culture for 2017 and we have already witnessed in the first 12 days what an exciting year lies ahead. It all started with a bang with a fantastic fireworks display coupled with an inspiring light show that projected the history of Hull […]...

September 25, 2017
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Forklift Safety tips for the warehouse

For many of you, operating a forklift might seem like a simple enough task. However, if certain procedures are not carried out correctly, safety implications could arise......

September 8, 2017
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Choose the perfect forklift truck for your warehouse

The specifications of a particular forklift have got to match the particular space where it’s going to be used. This is especially important for larger businesses that require a large......

July 18, 2017
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We’re Recruiting for an Experienced and Qualified Electrical Engineer

OUR PEOPLE Barek Lift Trucks is a family owned company now in its 2nd generation. We believe that good people make a great business. We place our people at the heart of our company and believe they are essential for delivering our excellent standards of customer service. We invest in our future. It is testament […]...

April 5, 2017
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What is the lift capacity of your forklift truck?

It is important to understand the limitations of your forklift truck to ensure that you are operating within its capacity and you are not over stretching its abilities. Regardless of whether you are leasing the forklift on a short or long term basis or you in fact own the forklift, knowing how much it can […]...

February 12, 2017
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“Out with the Old” & “In with the New” – The Evolution of the Reach Truck

It is the continual pursuit of technological development that pushes the boundaries of how we work, rest and play. There is probably no better illustration of this than the development of mobile phone technology which in the last 20 years has completely changed the way we live our lives. Over the years, the materials handling […]...

November 22, 2016
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Forklift dealer vs. forklift manufacturer…!

A question posed regularly in the forklift industry is, what are the main similarities and differences working with a forklift dealer compared to a forklift manufacturer? We understand the importance in choosing your forklift supplier, therefore we wanted to highlight some key areas when analysing two types of companies, both selling similar equipment, at generally […]...

August 19, 2016
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IMHX 2016 – Will you be joining us there?

Held over a four day period in Birmingham this September and with over 20,000 professionals attending to discuss the latest in technological advancements and generally network with industry colleagues, the IMHX is the largest intralogistics exhibition in the UK and one that Barek will definitely be attending this year. The event is action packed with […]...

July 6, 2016
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Having trusted partners at your side

If you run a lean manufacturing operation with limited stock levels and demanding deadlines, you had better ensure that your production and materials handling assets are up to the task, as downtime will inevitably be even more punishing if links in the process fail. Having the reassurance that a trusted materials handling partner is working […]...

June 9, 2016
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Hull is a premier city….again!!!

It was not that long ago when people would say “It’s only dull in Hull” and the majority of city reviews you would read would unanimously state it as being “miserable” and “smelling of fish”. Oh how the tides have now turned, with Hull being mentioned for all the right reasons and positivity is now […]...

June 1, 2016
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A new 4T TCM forklift to add to our growing fleet

At Barek, we like to keep evolving and improving and a sure way to help achieve this is by keeping your forklift fleet well maintained and fresh. Every day, we get varying requests from new and existing customers and we like to pride ourselves with being able to deliver time after time. Earlier in the […]...

May 19, 2016
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Our Guide to Forklift Maintenance

“BY LOOKING AFTER YOUR FORKLIFT, IT WILL IN TURN LOOK AFTER YOU” Forklifts are an integral part of many organisations day-to-day operations. It is extremely important that any forklift, whether it’s powered by gas, electric or diesel, receives a regular maintenance check to ensure maximum safety and ensure optimum productivity in the workplace. Furthermore, forklifts […]...

April 26, 2016
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