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.

Stair Sack Trucks

Carrying heavy goods up even a small flight of stairs can be difficult and potentially even dangerous (see Manual Handling Hazards). But it's not like you can just put those big boxes on a trolley and wheel upstairs...unless, of course, you have a stair climbing sack truck on hand.

Here at PalleTrucks-Trolleys.com, we stock a selection of stair sack trucks that are specifically designed for smooth travel up (and down) steps while carrying heavy loads.

All of our stair sack trucks are available to buy and hire - visit our Sack Truck Hire page for more information on the latter option, or read on to view specifications for each of our ingenious stair-climbing products.

100kg Stair Sack Truck with Folding Extension Plate

Features 3 rotating wheels (solid rubber) on either side of the trolley.

  • Capacity: 100kg
  • Load plate depth: 205mm
  • Plate extension depth: 440mm
  • Trolley height: 1080mm

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150kg Electric Stair Climber Sack Truck Platform

This electric sack truck takes all the hassle out of moving items up and down stairs. Use the +/- control to select a speed and the trolley will travel along on its heavy-duty rubber tracks (which offer excellent grip on staircases).

  • Capacity: 150kg
  • Plate size: 400mm x 475mm
  • Product height: 1100mm
  • Battery life: 4 hours (approx.)

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310kg Powered Stair Climber Sack Truck

This powered trolley offers superb load-bearing capabilities as well as an automatic braking system that allows you to move heavy items safely and easily!

  • Capacity: 310kg
  • Toe plate depth: 195mm
  • Product height: 1620mm (1100mm with top section folded)
  • Battery life: 100 steps

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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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