Materials Handling Equipment v Manual Labour

Materials Handling Equipment v Manual Labour

Since the beginning of time, a manual workforce has been the ultimate tool. That is until technology and innovation took over. Nowadays, the world relies more on equipment to do the jobs man used to undertake. And this isn’t a bad thing, according to one of the UK’s leading suppliers of pallet trucks, lift tables, and other vital warehouse equipment.

Midland Pallet Trucks has pitted manual labour and modern materials handling equipment against one another, in order to help business leaders and managers realise the benefits of investing where it counts.

Phil Chesworth, Managing Director at Midland Pallet Trucks, said, “Be it on the factory floor, in a warehouse, or even on a construction site, in a warehouse, or an office, technology has overtaken the human contribution in some areas, but for those who still need men on the ground, materials handling equipment has only enhanced processes for all involved.”

Materials handling equipment, such as pallet trucks makes light work of manoeuvring heavy and large objects. Reducing back strain and the risk of injury, there really is no better way to move items from one place to another. Good quality pallet trucks run on soft, robust wheels, so are easy to push or drag, reducing the effort workers have to put in.

Likewise, forklift accessories make it easier and safer to move items in hard to reach places. Simply fitting snuggly onto existing forklift truck forks, they make reaching for items further back than normal easier – again reducing strain for workers who would previously have to reach through and pull them forward.

Moving skates are the third piece of equipment that trumps simple manual labour. Not only reducing injury risk, but also speeding up processes, they can help businesses achieve their targets by reducing the time taken to complete tasks. The same can also be said for manual stacker trucks. Despite being lightweight and portable, they are incredibly strong. Able to lift and lower items that are much heavier then themselves, they really do make lifting heavy items a piece of cake.

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