Factors That Influence Which Lifting Equipment is Required in Material Handling Areas
In the industrial and commercial industry, workers must carry out tasks that can be taxing on the body. Having to move and lift potentially heavy and awkwardly sized items can be tiring and time-consuming. To ensure that workers can carry out tasks on time and without negatively impacting on their health or safety, equipment and machinery must be provided, and workers must use them. Employers have a duty to their workforce and that is to ensure that they are safe while carrying out their work. If workers are required to lift and stack heavy items, it is important to choose the right lifting equipment for the job. Incorrect lifting equipment can result in damage to the equipment and stock, as well as potential injury to the operator and those in the immediate environment.
We encourage business owners and managers to put a lot of time and effort into ensuring that their lifting equipment is carefully selected and that meticulous care is taken to properly maintain the equipment going forward. With so many choices available on the market today, you might find that selecting the right lifting equipment has become a challenging task. In order to make wise choices, you need to understand the functionality of each type of equipment available. When shopping around, it is important to consider all the key components and features of each piece. The following are vital considerations:
It is important to choose lifting equipment that can easily carry the expected load. If you need to lift on average around 150 kg at a time, perhaps you should opt for equipment that can lift a bit more, as you never know when your needs are going to change. Consider what sort of items you need to lift and carry and keep in mind that, on the odd occasion, you might need to lift items of a different weight or bigger size. All lifting equipment, such as pallet trucks, stackers, and lift tables will have a certified lifting load capacity. Pay attention to this, as overloading the unit can result in damage to equipment, as well as stock, and potential injury to operators.
The Size of the Lifting Equipment and How the Unit Is Powered
You need to safely and securely store your lifting equipment, so make sure that you do not invest in a unit that is too big and bulky. Nowadays, most pallet trucks and lift stackers are designed to be both compact and powerful. If you want to offer your workforce convenience and encourage productivity, you should opt for electrically or hydraulically powered units over manual units. The easier the task is made by the available equipment, the more your staff members will get done and that is good for your bottom line and productivity. It also means less money forked out for overtime work.
Do not Cut Corners to Save Costs
Many warehouse and factory owners have made the mistake of trying to cut corners to save a little money. Unfortunately, investing in poor-quality equipment or opting for the smallest machines with the least amount of loading capacity can spell trouble and expenses for your business in the long run. At Caslad, we always advise our customers to shop wisely and to have the present and future in mind when purchasing lifting equipment. The Caslad range of lifting and handling equipment includes the following items for your consideration:
- Hydraulic pallet trucks;
- High-lift pallet trucks;
- Manual hydraulic stackers;
- Mobile hydraulic lift tables.
To help with handling of items we offer heavy-duty express skates, crowbars on wheels, and forklift safety cages. All our products are manufactured from the highest quality materials and designed with operator and worker safety in mind. Our lifting range meet the highest of industry standards and also exceed the expectations of our customers. There is no denying the fact that Caslad has become a trusted ladder supplier in the commercial and industrial sector.
If you want to learn more about our range of lifting equipment, we welcome you to get in touch with us at any time. You can send us an email or give us a call at your earliest convenience for more useful product information and advice.