Online shopping and next day delivery putting strain on warehousing staff

Online shopping and next day delivery putting strain on warehousing staff

With online shoppers enjoying next day delivery and same day delivery from some major retailers, the warehousing sector is struggling to cope with the demands of consumers.

The warehousing industry is currently experiencing a boom in demand due to Brexit stockpiling, and with warehousing space at a premium, the advent of same or next day delivery is only seeking to heap the pressure on warehouse workers to fulfil the growing demands of online shoppers.

Readying consignments for fast delivery is nothing new for warehouse workers, but due to the sheer volume of orders placed thanks to the promise of same or next day delivery, and many employees are feeling overwhelmed by the workloads assigned to them and are being put at risk of workplace injury in order to meet their targets.

With over 110,000 accidents in the workplace due to handling, lifting and carrying reported to the HSE during the 2017/2018 period, repeatedly lifting heavy items ready to be sent out for delivery is an avoidable risk to warehouse employees,

Midland Pallet Trucks, a provider of high-quality lifting equipment for the warehousing industry including pallet trucks, manual stacker trucks and lift tables, have a wide range of high-quality lifting products to safeguard the health and wellbeing of staff as they work to meet consignment targets.

To help safeguard staff during this busy periods, the team at Midland Pallet Trucks is on hand to provide high-quality lifting tables, pallet trucks, sack trucks and stackers to help prevent injury and ensure production continues.

Midland Pallet Trucks has earned a reputation for selling high-quality products at very competitive prices to businesses throughout the UK and is able to offer same day dispatch on most products to help manufacturers provide their workers with a pallet truck or lifting table for use in their warehouses.

Not only do these products offer excellent value for money, but thanks to Midland Pallet Trucks centrally located distribution centre, products can be ordered either via phone or online and shipped the very same day, meaning that businesses can help keep up with growing demand without putting their workers at risk.

Phil Chesworth, Managing Director of Midland Pallet Trucks, said “The increase in online shopping and the popularity of same or next day delivery is a positive for our UK retailers, but this service shouldn’t come at the cost of the health of warehousing staff.

Having the right lifting equipment to hand doesn’t just increase productivity, but it can also protect the health of workers which should be of paramount importance to all warehousing managers.”

To find out more about the wide range of lift equipment products available from Midland Pallet Trucks, visit