It may seem like very obvious advice and yet probably, by far the most common bad habit that all forklift drivers develop is reversing without looking at what, or who is behind them. It sounds strange because you would never reverse your car without checking behind you, but for some reason forklift drivers don't look behind.
If your operators have to move drums with a forklift truck then here is some safety information you might want to consider. In order to safely carry drums with a forklift truck there are two main options....
Read Forklift Driving Safety tips and advice from our specialised Forklift Training Services Centre
As primary schools nationwide close for the summer holidays, the Road Safety Authority (RSA) is asking motorists to be aware of children when using the roads and to take extreme care when driving. Parents and guardians are also being reminded to teach their children about road safety and ensure they play safely during the summer holidays. Mr Noel Brett, CEO of the RSA said: “All around the country, primary school children are looking forward to their summer holidays as schools to close until September. It’s an exciting time for them but it’s important for all of us who use the roads to be extra cautious. During the summer months, children will be spending more time outdoors. We don’t want what should be a time of fun and games to turn to tragedy. So we would ask all road-users…
This awesome Cosworth Subaru Impreza STI CS400 is in every sense the Lion’s roar!

Legendary tuning firm Cosworth has gotten its hands on the Impreza STI and heavily overhauled its engine to produce a scintillating 395bhp at 5,750rpm. That means the car can get from 0–100km/h in a supercar-beating 3.7 seconds, which is a massive 1.5 seconds faster than the standard STI.

But how the hell has Cosworth managed to squeeze this sort of pace out of a 2.5-litre, flat-four engine? As you may already have guessed, the answer is lots of boost and some trick bits. Starting with the internals, Cosworth has changed the STI’s pistons, rods, bearings, head gasket and oil…

Forklifts are seriously misunderstood, as I have come to find out in recent weeks… and someone could be forgiven for having the wrong idea. I mean, whether it’s a Reach Truck, Counter-Balance Forklift or Power Pallet, but to name some of the types of forklift available, the one thing they all have in common is they do heavy lifting. Many people think of Forklifts as the work-horse which keeps warehouses and industry supplied and operating, but these machines are capable of so much more than just brute force. However, in the right operator’s hands forklifts can perform amazing feats of skill and accuracy, more often associated with a highly trained dancer - with proper forklift training and used correctly, a forklift has the power and grace to put Rudolf Nureyev to shame, with its power,…

Fancy a Jag baby? Austin Powers' Jag: One of the world's most iconic E-Types is up for grabs on the internet, and it's like, totally groovy! Film fans now have the chance to own this piece of movie memorabilia. The 1970 E-Type Jaguar used to promote 1999's ‘Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery' movie is up for auction on ebay. Is this your favourite movie car? Let us know via the comments box below. Source: Top Gear Post By: Patrick…

Welcome to the brand NEW ISM: Irish School Of Motoring Blog. Over the coming, days, weeks and months we hope to bring you lots of interesting posts/articles, news, quizzes and videos. The Blog will address a range of topics: Driver safety, tips on learning to drive and passing the test. We will also be doing car reviews and looking at all other types of vehicles too, while also trying to bring you the hotest and latest motoring news from motorshows around the world. There will be fun stuff too, including videos and quizzes! If you have any ideas on how we can make our blog better please feel free to email us - we want to hear from you: info(AT)ism(DOT)ie We do hope you will check back with us regularly or even add us to your RSS Feed if you like what we are doing! Editor - Patrick…
Buy Gift Vouchers

VouchersGet them the perfect gift this Christmas with an ISM Gift Vouchers. You can choose from a wide range of prices starting at just €35 and up to €500, or set your own value.

Buy Now
The ISM Blog

Check out all the latest news from the ISM Blog. We've got all the latest articles relating to driving lessons, advice, hints, tips and so much more.

And every month a lucky commenter receives a free driving lesson.

View Blog
ISM Newsletter

Stay up to date with all the news and offers from ISM.

Sign Up
Item Added