Amidst News of Poor Warehouse Conditions, One Manual Handling Expert Is Pushing for Change

Amidst News of Poor Warehouse Conditions, One Manual Handling Expert Is Pushing for Change

Many warehouse workers across the globe complain of poor working conditions, long hours, poor pay, and of being exposed to dangerous manual handling equipment. Amidst this news, Midland Pallet Trucks, a UK supplier of top-quality equipment is working hard to improve the experience for workers across the country.

Recently, complaints of warehouse workers – particularly Amazon employees – have shone a light on the gruelling conditions that many workers in the logistics industry face. This is a fact that’s similarly been shown in the recent BBC Three drama, Life and Death in the Warehouse.

Although most warehouses provide workers with adequate working conditions and a liveable pay, many still lack the basic manual handling knowledge and expertise to ensure the safety of their workers. This is why Midland Pallet Trucks have worked hard to provide warehouses up and down the country with effective, durable and quality manual handling equipment.

Midland Pallet Trucks is a Midlands-based supplier of pallet trucks, lift tables, and aerial work platforms. The company stocks a comprehensive range of all the basic, and advanced, manual handling equipment that a warehouse could need for fast and efficient processes.

The supplier is also a big champion of regular maintenance checks and ongoing training to ensure that warehouse workers understand how to use their equipment without putting their own safety at risk. This comes as many employees aren’t given sufficient health and safety guidance and aren’t aware of some of the significant risks that come with warehouse work.

Phil Chesworth, Managing Director of Midland Pallet Trucks says, “Working in a warehouse has started to get a bit of a bad reputation, especially when you see the TV dramas and news stories that are going around at the moment.

We don’t think that any warehouse employee should be put at risk while they’re at work. This is why we quality-check all of our products and encourage our customers to undertake yearly health checks for all their machinery. It really is a worry that so many warehouses are failing their employees and putting them at risk, and we hope that by providing the best equipment possible we can help change that.”

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