Hyster-Yale announces lift truck sanitization program combating C-19 risk

Greenville, N.C. – To address concerns about the introduction and spread of COVID-19 at customer workplaces, Hyster-Yale Group is introducing a virus safety initiative for lift trucks. HYShield Clean is a lift truck sanitization program designed to help keep facility personnel safe during all aspects of forklift activity, including daily operation and service calls.

HY-Shield Clean leverages corporate and dealer expertise with best practices from the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to address lift truck service and operation. The initiative also identified the most common touch-points for each lift truck product class, enabling tailored recommendations according to equipment type. The program guides Hyster and Yale dealers through a range of offerings for effective sanitization before, during and after each service call or shift.

These offerings cover everything from standalone deep cleaning to equipping technicians and lift truck operators with sanitization supplies and personal protective equipment, such as masks and gloves – all sourced to support compliance with CDC guidelines. “The HYShield Clean program is part of our ongoing effort to address the unprecedented challenges facing our customers and to help keep their operations moving,” said Pat DeSutter, vice president, fleet service and aftermarket for the Hyster-Yale Group. “We’re committed to staying informed and working in close collaboration with our dealer network to uphold best practices for sanitization as we provide customers with essential services.”

Craig Brubaker, senior vice president, in charge of operations for Alta Equipment, a dealer for both Hyster and Yale products and services. said: “Now that economies are re-opening, we can apply those lessons learned to help supply chains address urgent service tasks that were put on hold due to the pandemic and manage sanitization in daily lift truck operations.”


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