Trucks and trolleys are essential in school environments. They help teachers share equipment without heavy lifting, allow pupils to move books and sporting accessories without risking injury, and facilitate moving tables and chairs in assembly rooms.
The UK government promising to increase school spending by £2.2 billion in 2021. Now is the perfect time to upgrade any worn-out distribution cages, janitorial trolleys, stairclimbers and multipurpose trolleys with new ones. We’ll help you find the best trucks for the job.
Quality storage and transportation solutions not only reduce the risk of heavy lifting accidents in schools. They can help speed up everyday tasks while keeping public areas tidy. We’ve sourced what we believe to be the best trucks and trolleys for educational environments, with top recommendations for every department.
UK schools are becoming increasingly reliant on technology and no longer rely on heavy books in the classroom. But there is still a lot of heavy lifting involved when moving IT equipment, projectors, and printers, which are often shared between departments.
Security trolleys are ideal for storing and transporting IT equipment, and they come in a variety of sizes to suit every school. Durable steel-mesh security distribution trolleys are robust, hardwearing, and fully lockable to prevent unauthorised access. They’re ideal for moving expensive equipment through busy hallways and classrooms.
Trolleys are essential in school canteens, and they are a great way to encourage pupils to clean up after themselves. In school kitchens, shelf trolleys provide clutter-free storage for plates, cutlery, and food trays. For instance, they are ideal for wheeling heavy serving trays out to dining areas.
Out in the dining room, container trolleys with removable plastic containers are perfect for collecting dirty crockery, cups, and disposable waste. To comply with Covid-19 safety recommendations, choose stainless steel, powder-coated steel, or heavyweight plastic trolleys. They are easy to clean and sanitise, and you can wipe them down regularly throughout the day to keep germs, bacteria, and viruses at bay.
PE equipment can be bulky and heavy, making it a pain to move and store. Turntable trailers, particularly those with mesh sides, make light work of storing and transporting sporting equipment such as balls (footballs, netballs, rugby balls etc.), skipping ropes, relay batons, bean bags, and training hurdles.
Heavy-duty platform trolleys are ideal for items such as goalposts and folding table tennis tables. Proplaz extra mobile tapered trucks are perfect for collecting and storing smaller sports gear.
You can use almost any shelf or tray trolley to organise your school library, but some models are better than others. If you are on a tight budget, a simple veneer shelf truck could be the perfect option. They are affordable, extremely durable and can hold to up 500kg in weight – that’s a lot of books!
If your school library is on the smaller side, a Clever Folding Trolley with Folding Box is a great option. It folds neatly for storage when not in use, and it’s just the right size for distributing smaller books without heavy lifting.
If there is one trolley that every school needs, it would have to be a chair truck. Designed to accommodate stackable chairs of every size, they are perfect for assembly halls, school canteens, sports halls, and more.
As with all our school trucks and trolleys, our chair trucks come in various sizes and designs, with Stairclimbing chair shifters available for those who need to move heavy chairs up and down staircases.
Keeping school administration offices neat and tidy is easy with stock trolleys, mail distribution trolleys, and mesh wire trucks. You can use them to store stationery and document files, transport mail throughout the building. Meanwhile, it provides an opportunity to keep valuables locked up and out of the way.
Post distribution stairclimber trolleys are ideal for larger schools and universities split across multiple levels. Narrow aisle shelf trucks are perfect for storing and moving items in small admin spaces.
Importantly providing those responsible for keeping your school clean and tidy with a quality janitorial trolley or janitorial cleaning trolley will help them perform their everyday tasks at speed. They can take everything they need for the day on their mobile workstation. Therefore helping to avoid heavy lifting jobs that could leave them on sick leave for months.
Schools run more efficiently with quality trucks and trolleys, so why not upgrade your school today. Want to read even more helpful tips and interesting articles on all things trucks and trolleys? Check out our blog.