appliance moving equipment

 

Have you got heavy appliances that you need to move around your home or office? If you're attempting to move these appliances you most certainly have discovered the logistical nightmare that moving heavy goods can be. Luckily, we supply a range of appliance moving equipment that not only makes moving appliances much easier but much safer too. 

We stock a range of furniture dollies, appliance trolleys and appliance moving kits so that you can find something that suits your moving project requirements - to see our full range, click here! Below is some more information about what you should consider when picking appliance moving equipment, this should help you get the right choice for you! 

Things to Consider:

Weight - The lighter the load, the easier it is to manoeuvre. If it's a heavier appliance you have to make sure to get one that is suitable.

Load Capacity - Can your appliance moving equipment handle the load? Always check the capacity before buying! 

Stair Climbing - Do you need to move anything up or down the stairs? This is an added risk so you need to make sure you have the right equipment for the job.

Heavy Duty Appliance Furniture Moving Kit

This kit is perfect is for moving a whole range of appliances from wardrobes to refrigerators. The heavy duty lifting roller kit can hold loads up to 150kg. You can easily push appliances around your room with this useful kit. 

 

600kg Furniture Moving Set

If you have heavier appliances to move this furniture moving set it the perfect assistant. Holding loads up to 600kg this pair of manual furniture movers are great for moving heavy equipment with ease. Their polyurethane wheels also minimise damage to floors. 

 

150kg Electric powered Stair Climber 

If you need to move an appliance up or down stairs is important that you have the correct equipment that allows you to do this safely. This stair climber is the ideal solution that allows a single person to move an object up to 150kg safely on the stairs. If you don't want to buy this appliance moving equipment you can hire it, that way you have it for as long as you need it. 

 

Load Restraint Equipment

Of course, you may want to further secure your appliances to the movers. We supply a range of load restraint equipment that adds that extra security to your load moving job. From ratchet lashings to rope, we have the products you need to get your heavy items safely loaded for moving. 

 

All of this equipment drastically reduces the risk of injury to the person attempting to move the heavy load. If you need help picking the right appliance moving furniture in your moving project we are more than happy to help you find the right products. If you have any questions about any of our products feel free to get in touch. Contact us today for any query. 

 

We recently did a post on the safe use of ladders which you can read here. However, although you may understand how to use a ladder safely, you may not know which ladder is the appropriate choice for the job - you may be asking yourself "What type of ladder do I need?".

If you do find yourself unsure of the answer, we can help. If you're looking for a ladder you can see our range of choices here. To help you more, here's a guide to help you pick the right ladder to suit your needs. 

 

 Work Step Ladders

Step ladders are a staple in many warehouses, retail and storage environments. Compact enough to be quickly folded away, these ladders are shorter than most full-length ladders which makes them the ideal choice for low-level lifting operations. Step ladders tend the be securing enough to work on, as long as you follow the safe use of ladders regulations. You can even get step ladders with added anti-slip properties, such as our Heavy Duty Steel Anti-Slip 4 Step Ladder.   

 

Telescopic Ladders 

Telescopic ladders are great for a range of operations, from lightweight to heavy-duty jobs, there will be a telescopic ladder to suit your needs. Telescopic ladders are collapsible which means they can be stored more easily than traditional extendable ladders.

Telescopic ladders are strong and durable but with the added benefit of being easily transferable. They are the right choice for anyone who may travel with their equipment such as a contractor or a rigger who need a ladder on the go. Our 2.6mtr Telescopic Aluminium ladder is light enough to transport but has an impressive 150kgs weight capacity.

 

Extension Ladders

Extension work ladders are great in locations where a ladder is used often such as a construction or industry based environment. These ladders can be reduced in size (similar to a telescopic ladder but not as small) which means they can also be transported. Our sister site SafetyLiftinGear.com sells these ladders that are specifically made for construction sites, take a closer look here

 

If you have any further questions about which ladder you may need for your project we are more than happy to help. If you need advice about ladders or any of our other products feel free to get in touch, contact us here today

 

 

How to Move Machinery

 

Heavy machinery can be a nightmare to transport, not only can it be difficult to work out the logistics of the move, but doing it wrong can actually lead to some pretty serious injuries. As material handling experts, we make it our business to know how to move machinery and provide you with the equipment you need to get the job done quickly and efficiently. Above all, knowing how to move machinery safely is the key to having these jobs move smoothly. Here's a guide to the equipment you need to get that machinery moving:

How to move machinery:

We recommend before you move any machinery that you get yourself familiar with the HSE (Health and Safety Executives) guide on manual handling. If the goods you are attempting to move is too heavy for a person (or even multiple people) to lift and carry safely, you should always use equipment that is specifically created for this.

Machinery Moving Skake Sets

 

Our machinery moving skate sets are a fantastic tool for moving goods that weigh between 8 and 36 tonnes. Each of these machinery moving skate sets are easily maneuvered using the steering handle. This controls the two trailing skates which each have polyurethane wheels which are a fantastic choice for moving machinery as they prevent damage to your floors. Using these machinery moving skates allows you to move heavy duty and industrial machinery with ease. 

 

Caterpillar Skates

These skates are made of steel and are perfect for transporting heavy goods and machinery over a firm floor. The design of the skates makes them incredibly durable and they can transport loads from 20 to 60 tonnes. They are a great piece of equipment for moving awkward loads, for both machinery or furniture.

 

How to safely move machinery using equipment:

Machinery movers may help to move heavy goods with ease, but it's still vital to use these with the correct safety measures in place. Here is some advice on how to move machinery safely with skates:

  • Always read the instructions and follow the intended use of the equipment
  • Avoid wearing loose garments that may become caught or jammed
  • Keep hands clear from any rotating mechanism
  • Ensure the weight of the machinery is evenly distributed before attempting to transport it
  • Be sure the equipment can hold the weight of the machinery (see maximum weight load in the product descriptions)
  • Use anti-slip barriers to help keep the load secure

 

If you have any questions about how to move machinery we are more than happy to help you find the best equipment to help with the process. For any advice about any of our products or any other material handling query feel free to get in touch. Contact us today

 

Safe Use of Ladders

A ladder is a vital piece of equipment for anyone who works at height. However, ladders cause 30,000 injuries and 6,000 deaths each year which is why it is so incredibly important to make sure you are using them safely.

Many of these accidents are preventable, it's just that people aren't always sure what safety precautions should be made. That's why we are writing this blog, to make sure that you can use ladders safely. Here are some tips to make sure you know what the safe use of ladders is:

Inspect your ladder carefully

Whatever type of ladder you are using, whether it is a leaning ladder or a step ladder, you must inspect it carefully before using it. It doesn't matter whether your ladder is old or new (although of course, it is more likely to become unsafe over time), you must be sure it's in good working condition. Even if your ladder is relatively new, you can't be sure it hasn't been damaged during its last use or whilst in storage. Be sure to check:

  • The feet - the foundation of your ladder needs to be sturdy to ensure that your ladder will sit level. If your ladder's feet are damaged, missing or have worn away you can't be sure it has the right grip to use safely.
  • The stiles -  If they look damaged, split or bent then they may have become weak enough to snap whilst you are on it.
  • The weight limit - with the above being said, each ladder will have a maximum weight limit. Be sure that no one using the ladder exceeds it for their own safety.
  • The rungs - be sure none of the rungs (steps) are missing, loose or bent as you trust the stiles of the ladder to hold most of, if not all of your weight.
  • The locking bars - important for step ladders, these hold the ladder together in place in a stable condition. Make sure they are not damaged.
  • Any fixings - fixings on your ladder are there for a reason, just because you may be unsure why doesn't mean they aren't vital.
  • Stepladder platform - this is the part that will hold your weight for a period of time. Be sure it isn't damaged in anyway or it could collapse. 

If for any reason your ladder is not in good enough condition to use safely, you can see our collection of high-quality ladders by clicking here

Safe use of the ladder

Never overreach on a ladder - always have a ladder that is the right length for your project. Overreaching can cause you to lose balance.

Don't spend too long up a ladder - it's recommended that you don't spend longer than 30 minutes working up a leading ladder. 

Get the angle right - leaning ladders should be used at a 75-degree angle.

Only use on a stable surface - make sure your ladder is on a stable foundation that doesn't move. The feet must all be balanced. 

Sensible shoes - there's a chance in the wrong shoes (or no shoes) that you may slip on a ladder. If you're looking for a ladder with extra grip you may want to invest in an anti-slip ladder

Face forward - avoid turning in a different direction from your ladder. This is when you are climbing up, down or working on it. Working to the side could be dangerous. 

Keep 3 points of contact - you should ideally have both feet and one had on the ladder at all times. When using a step ladder for jobs that require two hands, your body can become a point of contact. Any less could increase the risk of falling. 

Use a tool belt - don't take up a hand that could be used to hold onto the ladder. A tool belt can hold a number of tools so that you don't have to. 

Don't use the very top of a leaning ladder - you should not use the three top steps/rungs of a leaning ladder as it is possible that the ladder will lose balance.

You can download a free copy of the official HSE guide to the safe use of ladder and stepladders by clicking here

If you're wondering which ladder would best suit your project we would be more than happy to assist you to pick the right one. If you've browsed our collection and are still unsure feel free to get in touch. Contact us here today. 

In May 2015, a SPR Trailer Services Ltd worker died when the scissor-lift platform he was working on tipped over and caused fatal head injuries. Last month the company faced a £120,000 fine as they admitted a breach in the Health and Safety legislation, admitting they failed to carry out an appropriate risk assessment.

This workplace fatality was one of the 142 reported in 2014/15 and was wholly avoidable. This incident should remind companies to ensure rigorous risk assessments are taken prior to any operation that could potentially be fatal. 

What should workplace risk assessments include? 

As any safe workplace will know, risk assessments are an extremely important part of the job. Not only do they maintain the safety of your workers, they also avoid the hefty fines that are caused by health and safety breaches.

Risk assessment in the workplace should include: 

  • Identification of hazards and risk factors that could cause harm
  • Evaluation of the risk associated with that hazard
  • An analysis of how the hazard can be eliminated or controlled

Furthermore, if you're using manual handling equipment a risk assessment of the items used should be taken. The safety components of the equipment should be inspected thoroughly to make sure it does not cause injury to the worker while in use. 

If you think your equipment no longer meets health and safety requirement standards, we supply a wide range of high-quality, budget friendly material handling equipment here at PalleTrucks-Trolleys. Our aim as a company is to keep manual handling workers safe while on the job so you can be sure all of our equipment meets the required safety standards. 

Browse our range of safety assured manual handling equipment here

If you'd like to get in touch with us about any of our products, contact us here.