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How to Choose the Right Trolley for Your Needs

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April 10, 2017

How to Choose the Right Trolley for Your Needsfort-plywood-7

If you’re browsing our website, you will no doubt notice the quality of the products we have on offer. We stock one of the biggest ranges of trucks, trolleys, platforms, and carts you will find online, so you’re sure to find the product that best meets your needs.

All our products are, of course made from the finest materials and many are British made, so we can confidently guarantee quality.

But how do you go about selecting the right trolley for your needs? Buying the right trolley for the job is important, as it impacts on how efficiently and safely your staff work. There are some key factors to consider before you buy.

Choosing the ideal trolley

The conditions of your working environment

Will you have to push the trolleys over rough or bumpy ground? If so, you will probably need a trolley with larger wheels.

What type of load will it be lifting?

You need to think about the size of the load; are there any requirements for the trolley to lift a certain maximum load? Do you need something heavy duty? Will you need straps to make sure it’s secure? Consider whether the trolley will need to negotiate stairs or be lifted on and off a truck. The answers to these questions will determine what kind of trolley you need.

Who will be using it?

How tall are your staff? Are they male or female? How strong are they? Do they have any physical impairments? Many of our products come with ergonomic handles to minimise the risk of injury.

The need for quality

When you buy from us, you can be assured that you are buying quality. We have products to suit a range of needs and budgets, but don’t scrimp and buy cheaper products, as it’s likely to be a false economy, they are potentially less safe for staff for staff to use and probably won’t be able to handle the same volume of work.

How do they look?

2-and-3-tier-2Does your trolley need to look the part? It might if you’re in the hospitality business. For example, if you’re using trolleys for linen etc and guests might see them, they need to look good.

Does the trolley meet your needs?

Every trolley will not be suitable for all of the different jobs you need it to do within your business. You might need a trolley designed for a specific job, so having a customised one might be a good idea. It’s a good idea to talk to the people who will be using the trolleys to find out what their opinions are, and what they think they might need. This will help them to do their jobs better.

Is the trolley safe to use?

Does the trolley have brakes? Is it ergonomically suited to the people who are using it? Is it well-maintained and in good working order? Safety is everyone’s business.

Is it easy to maintain and clean?

The trolleys will be heavily used whatever industry you’re in, so it’s important to buy quality products that are made to last, and that can be easily kept clean.

Is there good aftercare included?

We offer guarantees on all of our products, and you can be assured that they are of the highest quality.

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