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, 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.

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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. 

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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 heavy machinery and provide you with the equipment you need to get the job done quickly and efficiently. Above all, knowing how to move heavy 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 heavy 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 Skate 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 is easily manoeuvred 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 heavy 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. To view our full range of Load Moving Equipment, click below!

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Moving can be a tiresome and stressful business, especially when things go wrong! Whether you're moving house, or relocating your business, it's important to ensure that all items are handled safely and efficiently, to prevent any possible damages or accidents from occurring. Here at PalleTrucks-Trolleys, we provide a range of moving and handling solutions, which are designed to make your moving operation safer, quicker and easier! 
While these items are available to purchase, which is ideal for professional moving companies, we also provide furniture moving equipment rental. This is ideal for non-commercial use and is also great for industry workers who want to try before they buy. Here are just some of the benefits provided by the equipment we have available to hire:
furniture moving equipment
  • Safety & Injury Prevention
Moving furniture poses many risks, especially due to the fact that the items can be extremely heavy and difficult to grip onto using manual handling methods alone. The manual and hydraulic movers from our selection are robust enough to deal with a variety of loads, allowing you to manoeuvre a range variety of loads with ease and security.
  • Protection Against Damage
Thanks to the operational control afforded by our movers, items can easily be protected from bumps and scratches, giving it the best chance of reaching its new destination in an uncompromised condition. In addition, you won't have to worry about damaging your flooring either, thanks to the fact the non-marking polyurethane wheels.
  • Efficiency & Reliability 
With easy-to-control steering handles and wheels, along with a simple lifting function, the movers make it simple and hassle-free to move your furniture. In addition, the movers are also fully tested, and come with a 1-year warranty, so you can be sure that you are ordering a high-quality product.
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Here at PalleTrucks-Trolleys, we provide a wide range of moving solutions, which are designed to improve the safety and efficiency of your operation. Whether you need a one-time solution for a home move, or a more permanent, heavy-duty device for use in a workshop or similar environment, we are sure to supply a product to meet your needs. In addition to the variety of options we offer in our moving equipment selection, we are also able to offer the ability to hire or purchase your selection, making it adaptable to your budget and time requirements.
Here are just a few of the items we offer in our moving equipment range:
furniture mover set
This pair of manual furniture moving devices are ideal for a variety of moving operations, providing a robust solution for handling and manoeuvring heavy items with ease and efficiency. The set can be operated by one person, and can be easily turned in any direction for flexibility, even in narrow areas. The movers also come with tough polyurethane wheels, which minimise damage to floors.
machine moving skates
This set is designed for heavy duty, industrial use, making it ideal for moving heavy items of machinery in both domestic and commercial sectors. Whether you're looking for a safe and easy-to-use solution for your home workshop, or you have a business that involves moving large, awkward equipment and components, this skate set is sure to meet your needs.
moving skate
As well as our skate sets, we also provide a selection of movable skates to be used in combination with a pinch bar. These skates are a simple, and easy to use solution for moving heavy items, with the ability to support load weights of up to 6 tonnes. The industrial bearings used in these skates spread the load, and facilitate smooth movement for efficient transportation.
caterpillar moving skates
For moving very heavy items, these caterpillar skates are an ideal option, complete with stabilising plates to keep your items in place with performing moving operations. This set is designed for moving highly weighty loads across firm floors, with an easy handling system that ensures ease of operation for the user. For those who require a long-term moving solution, this set also comes complete with a metal case for convenient storage.
wheeled lifting bar
This product is designed for use by professional  load movers, but can also provide the ideal solution for a one-off moving operation. It has a simple design, and is also incredible easy to use, with a long handle which means that a lift can be performed with only a small amount of pressure. The small toe plate also means that this bar can fit into small spaces, making it a great choice for moving items that are low to the ground. 
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