Lifting boxes with a pallet truck

The phrase 'manual handling' covers a huge variety of tasks that may happen in the workplace. For many people, these tasks make up the bulk of what they do every day at work - no wonder there are so many different products available to make manual handling jobs a little bit easier!

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Here's our guide to manual handling tasks and how our products can help with them.

 

Manual Handling & How to Make It Easier

Manual handling often involves moving heavy objects, which can be hazardous. Careful planning helps to eliminate unnecessary risks - there are many ways to minimise the amount of heavy lifting required in your workplace.

Where possible, it's recommended to use trucks and trolleys that can reduce the need for manual handling tasks. Not only will this help to keep your workers safe, it will also speed up jobs that could otherwise have been quite time-consuming.

 

Using Mechanical Help for Manual Handling Tasks

The Health and Safety Executive recommends that measures are taken to minimise the risk of injury. They specifically suggest using items such as pallet trucks and sack trolleys in order to help with manual handling tasks.

Here at PalleTrucks-Trolleys.com, we offer a selection of products that will help your workplace to run smoothly by reducing the need for strenuous activity and making manual handling jobs easier!

 

Moving Heavy Objects

Moving heavy objects can be very physically demanding. It not only requires people to lift these objects, but then to walk some distance so the object is in the correct place. We all know that this can cause a number of safety issues - using mechanical equipment will help to minimise these risks.

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If you use a pallet truck, for example, you can simply load the truck with your goods and then wheel the truck safely and smoothly to its destination. This puts much less strain on the body and eliminates the risk of injury from carrying heavy items for a prolonged period of time.

You can even purchase electric pallet trucks to make pushing the load through your workplace easier. A batter-powered pallet truck is an easy-to-use bit of equipment that will minimise dangerous lifting and make the workplace safer.

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Heavy Lifting Guidelines

Lifting heavy loads onto shelves or higher platforms can pose a very real health and safety risk. The NHS recommend that you do not lift heavy objects above waist height. If you need to lift items higher than that, we'd recommend using machinery such has hoists and scissor lifts to reduce the risk of injuries. Scissor lifts will give you a little bit more height, making it easier to place objects on higher levels.

For more demanding lifting tasks, we offer a range of lifting equipment that will help you safely and securely lift heavy loads. Available products range from hand-operated chain block hoists to our range of lifting magnets, which can help you to lift a wide variety of objects that may not be movable by manual labour alone. We offer lifting solutions with a range of weight limits, so no matter the job, you can get it done safely.

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As an employer, it's vital to minimise the risks your employees face in their day-to-day work. By using safety equipment and mechanical aids for your heavy lifting, you're making your employees' safety a top priority and keeping your warehouse moving too.

Contact PalleTrucks-Trolleys.com for more information about our load moving products and how we can help to make your workplace safer.

Lifting Equipment
 
If you're looking to lift some heavy loads and you need the best, safest, most reliable equipment for the job, we at PalleTrucks-Trolleys.com are the people to call. We've got a superb range of lifting gear available to hire or buy via our website, and whatever you're looking for - be it a lifting sling, a chain hoist, a beam trolley, or something else entirely - we are confident that you'll find it here.

Why choose PalleTrucks-Trolleys.com for your lifting equipment needs?

  • Reliability. We source our lifting equipment from renowned, leading manufacturers from across the globe. Everything we stock is tested and certified before it is dispatched and most items come with a warranty as standard, giving you total peace of mind when you're shifting heavy loads.

  • Flexibility. We offer a truly comprehensive range of lifting equipment, with a solution for practically any scenario. If you can't find the item you need on our website, then get in touch - we're more than happy to provide a bespoke lifting solution for your project!

  • Expertise. Our staff have worked in the lifting and handling industry for decades, and we know just about everything there is to know about the products we sell. We use that knowledge and experience to hand-pick the very best products for our customers - if you see something on our website, you know that it's there because it met our exceptionally high standards.

Beam trolleys > - position your hoist on the beam where it's required

Electric hoists > - great hoists for lifting and lowering applications

Webbing slings > -  flexible lightweight slings for use when lifting

Chain block hoists > - ideal for lifting heavy loads with ease

 

So what can our lifting equipment experts do for you today? Click on the buttons above to browse some of our most popular lifting ranges, or give us a call on 0117 9381 600 to speak with a member of our customer service team, who will be more than happy to discuss your requirements and make recommendations if necessary.

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Portable Gantries

Are you looking for a sturdy level lifting solution that can travel around with you? If so, our portable A-frame gantries may be exactly what you're after. These robust gantries are made entirely of steel, which makes them exceptionally strong, and yet they can be assembled and disassembled in mere moments - a great feature if your work takes you to a number of different locations each day!

Our portable steel gantries come in two different versions: one has a weight load limit of 500kg, while the other can support loads of up to 1000kg. Here's a little more information about these two products...
  • Each gantry features 4 x swivel-locking castors, allowing you to manoeuvre the gantry into place with ease and ensure that it stays put once work has begun.

  • The gantries also come with an I-Beam cross member, bolstering their strength still further.

  • The height of your gantry can be adjusted with ease between a minimum of 2400mm and a maximum of 3600mm (gantry adjusts in 100mm increments).

  • All gantries come fully tested and certified.

Need to support heavier loads?

If our steel gantries aren't capable of supporting the loads you work with, don't fret - we also sell portable aluminium gantries that can handle loads weighing up to 3000kg. The aluminium gantries are available with a beam length of either 3 metres or 4 metres.
3000kg 4mtr Aluminium Adjustable A Frame Gantry, 2200-3600mm
All of our portable gantries are available to buy or hire - click here to view our full range, or contact us if you have any questions for the PalleTrucks-Trolleys.com team.