Implementing lifting solutions in the workplace to ensure pallet handling can be performed easily and safely can greatly increase productivity and efficiency. When workers are permitted to perform duties in the most comfortable and ergonomic position, fatigue can be prevented and accidents and injuries can be reduced.
Supplying your workforce with pallet handling equipment tailored to the needs of the business can help to motivate the staff, create a positive working environment while reducing downtime and the chance of litigation.
Improve Access and Ergonomics
Forklift trucks are ideal for lifting, lowering, and distributing plastic pallets but they have limitations. Installing pallet invertors is one practical solution when pallets need to be rotated for storage, repair, or easy access. Installing pallet invertors reduces the need for manual handling and ensures pallets to be manipulated quickly, safely, and ergonomically.
Pallet inverters save valuable time when pallets break and allow for quick and easy pallet transfer. Goods can be rapidly moved from high quality in-house plastic pallets to wooden pallets for distribution.
When choosing pallet invertors, be sure to look for the following features:
- Loading ramps to allow pallet truck loading
- Easy loading from forklift trucks
- Functionality to cope with varied loads (boxes, pails, drums)
- Adjustable clamping pressure for manipulating delicate goods
Pallet turntables are a versatile and low-cost solution if goods need to be rotated horizontally. Turntables can allow workers to gain easy access to pallets, minimizing the risk of muscle strain and falls while stretching.
Improve Efficiency with Tilters and Tilt Tables
Rotating heavy and awkward products from vertical to horizontal – or vice versa – places a great strain on workers. A tilt table can be invaluable to help reduce worker fatigue and allow goods to be manipulated rapidly and safely. Tilt tables allow goods to be maneuvered in a fraction of the time to speed up distribution or facilitate easy storage.