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Manual Handling Made Easy with Trucks and Trolleys

October 1, 2019

How many of your employees have had time off from work because they injured themselves moving or lifting something? Yes, you might put everyone through manual handling training, but the temptation in a busy workplace is to forget the good lifting technique or asking for help so you can get the job done.

The Health and Safety Executive recommends that manual handling aids are used whenever possible, especially when heavy loads are lifted and moved on a regular basis.

As an employer who has a duty to look after employee wellbeing, as well as one who wants a productive and profitable business, you could do worse than investing in some key pieces of manual handling equipment.

Manual handling equipment makes it far easier for employees to lift and move heavy, bulky, or awkward items. When it comes to the equipment, there’s a bewildering choice, from sack trucks, to scissor lifts, roll cages, platform trucks and more. Each piece of equipment is suited to a particular work environment, job, and load, but they all have one thing in common; they help workers to get their job done safely and more quickly.

Some of our most popular manual handling aids

Our product range is one of the biggest you’ll find online, but for the purposes of this blog, we wanted to cover just a few of our most popular and versatile items.

Sack Trucks

Sack trucks are like that annoying kid at school who was an all-rounder-they’re pretty much good for everything! Sack Trucks are an essential piece of equipment for manual handling tasks. We have a wide range of Sack Trucks to suit every workplace and home, from aluminium sack trucks, to budget sack trucks, chair trucks, stair-climber trucks, heavy-duty trucks, folding trucks, and pneumatic wheel trucks.

They are the manual handling aid of choice for delivery drivers, factory workers, and warehouse operatives for their versatility and because they make light work of lifting heavy items.

They allow you to stack items so you can transport more goods in one go, and they are easy to manoeuvre even when full to load capacity thanks to their ergonomic handles and large wheels.

Our sack trucks are a great choice for warehouses, restaurants, supermarkets, factories, hospitals, and universities, and they’re a cost-effective transport solution that can improve productivity in most workplaces.

The classic sack truck has evolved over the years, and there are now models to suit every environment and every job, for example, stair-climbers trucks that can navigate staircases with ease and chair trucks for moving stacks of chairs in schools and leisure complexes.

We’re confident you’ll find the perfect sack truck to suit your business in our range. Many models are made here in the UK and include a range of features to help your workforce move large and heavy items with minimal effort.

Pallet Trucks

Pallet Trucks are an essential piece of equipment for warehouses, distribution centres, delivery depots, storage facilities, factories, and just about anywhere else where heavy loads are transported throughout the working day. They are designed to speed up productivity and remove the need for heavy lifting. This means that they can save time and money (and having to pay sick pay for injured staff!) which is good news for any business.

In the Trucks & Trolleys Pallet Truck range, you’ll find a variety of manual and powered pallet trucks fit for commercial and industrial settings. From general purpose pallet trucks to heavy-duty pallet trucks, high-lift pallet trucks, weigh-scale pallet trucks, and specialist pallet trucks, you’ll find them all in our exclusive online range, along with the very latest powered models by industry-leading brands.

All of our pallet trucks are manufactured to strict British and European safety standards to keep your workforce safe, and they are supplied with a manufacturer’s warranty for peace of mind. We offer pallet trucks in a range of sizes, capacities, capabilities, and we stock models to suit every budget. Need a specialist pallet truck for a niche task? No problem, we stock those too!

Whether you are looking for a budget pallet truck to move a few pallets each week, or a premium fully powered pallet truck for more demanding manual handling jobs, you’ll find what you are looking for right here in the Trucks & Trolleys range.

Lifters and Stackers

Reduce manual handling tasks with our comprehensive range of Lifters & Stackers. They are specifically designed for professional working environments such as warehouses, factories, distribution centres, packing facilities, and delivery depots, where they can improve productivity and reduce the risk of worker injury.

In the Trucks & Trolleys Lifters and Stackers range, you’ll find plenty of options to improve workforce productivity such as drum lifters, counterbalance stackers, hydraulic lifters, manual straddle stackers, static lift tables, portable loaders, scissor lift tables, semi-electric stackers, and much more.

All our Lifters & Stackers are made from quality materials and they conform to the very latest European safety standards.

If your workers have to lift, load, distribute, and retrieve goods on a daily basis, we’ve got you covered. Many models are made right here in the UK by trusted manufacturers, and all our models are supplied with a manufacturer’s warranty for peace of mind.

These are just a few of the product categories in our huge range of manual handling products designed to make lifting heavy items a breeze.

To find your perfect manual handling aid, contact our expert sales team who are on hand to advise you on exactly what you need for your business. Contact us on 01684 252212 or at sales@trucksandtrolleys.co.uk