No Ifs, Ands or Buts: Forklift Seat Design Matters

An operator sits in an ergonomic forklift seat while unloading pallets on a warehouse dock

Comfort is a word that means different things to different people. To a lift truck operator, it may mean just being able to operate the vehicle throughout one’s shift without creating aches, strains or other soreness. One source of irritation for operators, sometimes quite literally, is often the seat. While the seat is only a […]

Forklift Safety Series: The Impact of Forklift Design on Safety Management

Warehouse employee operates forklift with ergonomic features

Crown Equipment is committed to helping customers maintain a safe operation with equipment designed around the operator, in accordance with industry standards. A successful safety program considers key elements that can positively contribute to employee safety. In this forklift safety blog series, with topics inspired by our new e-book “An Integrated Approach to Forklift Safety,” […]

The Human Factor of Forklift Design

Forklift operator uses lift truck developed with human factors & ergonomics principles

How forklift operators interact with their equipment affects overall warehouse productivity and safety. While many manufacturers tout their designs as ergonomic, human factors is often only given attention during the evaluation stage of product development. To be truly human-centered, operator interests and needs should be defined at conception and revisited throughout the entire product development […]

Introducing Technology to Material Handling: Consider the Human Element

Warehouse worker user wearable technology to help pick orders more ergonomically

Technology adoption within our industry is quickening as Big Data, Internet of Things (IoT) solutions and advanced robotics are increasingly accepted in society. In material handling environments we now use handheld scanners, mobile computers and warehouse management systems (WMS) to fulfill orders. It seems every day proposes a new technology to fulfill a wide variety […]