The Christmas period is one of the busiest times for warehouse operatives, especially for those who work in retail. With Amazon taking half of all online Black Friday sales, those working in this sector have most likely experienced a very tiresome holiday season. 

We know it can be difficult to work through this time, so we've put together some tips on working in a warehouse over Christmas to make your job easier!

Tips for a Christmas Warehouse Worker

  • Make sure you have equipment that works

As a warehouse worker, you're likely familiar with the likes of pallet trucks and sack trolleys. They make your job easier and help get things done quickly. However, if you have one which does not function properly, you may find it causes more damage than good. 

A broken piece of manual handling equipment can cause excessive strain to the worker - so it is advised to make sure your equipment works over this busy period. To browse new manual handling equipment, you can see our ranges here

  • Take breaks

Though it may seem like you can't stop, make sure you take a break occasionally. Sit down for your lunch and rest your body before starting the whole process again. A tired worker isn't an efficient worker - so it is in the companies benefit to let you recharge your batteries. Over the Christmas period, we often see different businesses getting into trouble over lack of breaks for there workers, so make sure you don't become one of them. 

  • Always wear protective clothing

Objects falling from a height is one of the biggest contributors to injuries and fatalities in the workplace. Avoid any injuries happening during this busy period by always wearing protective headgear, gloves, proper footwear and eyewear if needed. PPE is a necessary part of keeping you safe while working, so make sure you have yours. You can browse high-quality PPE equipment here

  • Treat the aisles like a busy street

If you're busy during the Christmas period, your colleagues definitely are too. Pay attention to what is going on and keep an eye out for any hazards. Even if you need to get something done, it's never worth putting yourself or someone else in danger. 

  • Inspect your equipment before use

All equipment should be inspected before use, so don't forget this rule during Christmas. Especially because the equipment will be used more than normal, you need to ensure there's no danger when using it. Take a look here to see who can inspect lifting equipment.

Most of all, stay safe this Christmas! We hope you have the best day and we will see you in the new year. 

Folding sack trolleys make transporting items across the warehouse an easy mission. Simply stack the items on top of the folding toe, secure it and be on your way. But why do you need a folding sack trolley opposed to a standard sack trolley? 

What is a Folding Sack Trolley? 

A folding sack trolley has an extended foldable toe plate which will allow more items to be transported. The foldable quality of a folding sack trolley is beneficial for many warehouses, especially those which lack space. 

There are many folding sack trolleys available, including ones which can be folded completely down. However, these can sometimes be flimsy due to their plastic frame. The folding sack trolleys we sell here at PalleTrucks-Trolleys fold from the toe down, meaning they keep their sturdy metal quality.

Types of Folding Sack Trolleys

There is a range of different folding sack trolleys on offer, so here's a look at the ones we have in stock. Here at PalleTrucks-Trolleys, we choose folding sack trolleys which are high-quality and fit to last you a long time. 

Here's a look at our folding sack trolleys: 

200KG Folding Toe Sack Trolley w/ Solid Puncture Proof Wheels

This folding toe sack trolley has a capacity of 200kg with a strong steel construction and a robust toe plate. The additional folding toe can extend to 600mm making it ideal for carrying plenty of items. The puncture-proof wheels also mean this folding sack trolley works perfectly across difficult terrains and hard floorings. 

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100kg Sack Trolley for Stairs with Folding Extension Plate 

Ideal for transporting items up and down stairs, this 100kg folding sack trolley will help you move items wherever you need them. The three rotating wheels on either side of this sack truck means it will be stable moving items up to 100kg up and down stairs without any strenuous carrying. 

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If you're looking for a different kind of sack trolley, we have a wide range available here at PalleTrucks-Trolleys. Take a look at our range of sack trolleys here.

Heavy equipment moving skates

Moving a heavy load using nothing more than your own strength can be risky for a number of reasons. Heavy lifting can lead to a number of musculoskeletal disorders and other long-term problems, and the load itself may become damaged if you accidentally drop it.

Fortunately, there are a number of different products that can be used to move weighty items with ease. Among the most versatile options are the heavy equipment moving skates that we stock here at PalleTrucks-Trolleys.com.

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With weight capacities ranging from 2 tonnes to 100 tonnes, we have a skate set for just about any load moving job you're likely to encounter. Our heavy equipment moving skates are ideal for shifting:

  • Heavy machinery
  • Furniture
  • Large crates and containers

All of our skates can be purchased online at great prices, and many are available to hire as well. Whether you need a budget-friendly moving skate or a steerable skate set that's capable of supporting the very largest loads, we're bound to have what you need here at PalleTrucks-Trolleys.com!

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To view our full range of Load Moving Equipment, click here!