When heavy loads need to be moved in a safe and secure way, trucks and trolleys are the ideal solution. By utilizing trolleys in your workplace, you can be assured that all necessary safety precautions are taken, and work efficiency rates are kept high.
Keep reading our handy guide to find out which trolley type best suits your business, and how to use trolleys correctly to ensure everyone’s safety.
Basic health and safety rules can keep your workplace in check and allow your employees to use trolleys securely.
As with most health and safety procedures, carrying out a risk assessment is the best way to identify and solve any issues that are considered a risk. This risk assessment should be carried out by the employer and consist of pinpointing possible hazards, deciding how damage might occur, implementing the correct control methods and coming up with all the possible outcomes to a certain risk factor.
Some questions that provide a good starting point for your trolley risk assessment may include:
After loading up your trolley with goods, the practice of moving it safely is very important. There are some techniques that the operator must be mindful of for both their own safety and the safety of others.
With so many different types of trolleys available, it can be confusing knowing which design is best suited for your work. Each kind of trolley has varying weight capacities and wheel types which are only suitable for specific uses.
These provide you with a moving platform that benefits from mesh cage sides so your products stay put whilst being transported. Cage trolleys are ideal for use in retail, warehouse and supermarket environments.
Gas Cylinder Trolleys
Gas cylinders can be very risky to move from one place to another if they are handled incorrectly. Gas cylinder trolleys provide you with a safe and secure method of transportation which prevents them from toppling over or becoming damaged during transit.
Where you require many chairs to be put away and folded away constantly, chair trolleys provide you with a helping hand that allows you to complete these jobs more efficiently. Whether its for a school or a large conference, folded chairs can be stacked onto the chair trolley ready to be wheeled into and out of storage.
We stock many more varieties of trolleys on our website, view our range of trolleys here or use the search to find the trolley you need.
Following the correct handling techniques can ensure your trolley lasts you a long time. Even so, we have complied a list of our top tips to keep both you and your trolley safe whilst in use:
We hope you have found this guide on safe trolley use to be helpful. If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact our friendly and helpful staff who will be more than happy to help.