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Oct 1, 2013

Use Blue Lights on Your Forklifts to Keep Workers Safe

Let's talk about one thing you can do to improve forklift safety in 10 minutes. One simple thing that makes the entire warehouse safer.

It's called a "Blue Light."

What's a Blue Light Do on a Forklift?

A Blue Light is an LED spotlight that mounts on a forklift. It shines a light on the floor a few feet in front of, or behind your forklift as it moves.

This big blue spot on the floor acts as a warning: "Blue Light! Forklift Approaching!"

When workers are heads-down with their own work, they can see the blue light moving on the floor and know a forklift's coming. They can stop and safely let the forklift pass.

Want to see a blue light in operation? Take a look at this video from Forklift America (only 1 minute long):
Blue LED Safety Spotlight for Forklifts

How Blue Lights Keep Forklift Operators AND Warehouse Employees Safe

This kind of light helps keep everyone aware of their surroundings. You can see them before you could ever see a forklift - between warehouse racks, out of loading trucks, and around corners.

Better awareness leads to fewer bumps, fewer forklift accidents...and fewer injuries.

Do your forklifts carry blue safety lights? If not, we have some. Cromer now carries blue safety lights as an add-on for all forklifts we sell. The lights are low-power, and will plug into any forklift model.

Let's all avoid injuries and crashes. Cromer celebrated 25 years in businesses this year (2017)...and I want to keep you as my customer for the next 25 years!

We mention safety lights and similar procedures in our Safety Training courses. If you're attending a training session, ask us about installing Blue Lights.

Cromer Deal of the Month: CATERPILLAR 3-WHEEL ELECTRIC WITH ONLY 4100 HOURS - $10,950

Our September Deal of the Month is a used Caterpillar 3-wheel electric forklift. This truck was made in 2000, and has only 4100 hours on it.

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We've replaced the battery with a brand new one, and it comes with a charger. Sale price is only $10,950. Call us at 800-974-5438!