I'm Sandra Adams, a blogger and enthusiast of many eclectic targets, including pottery and industrial equipment and supplies. I've traced my family tree as far back as I can go and there is not one moment where my family hasn't been involved in manufacturing. My dad worked as a mechanic repairing industrial machinery and if it wasn't for me, he wouldn't have anyone to pass down his knowledge to. I've always wanted to know what my dad was up to, so I'd ask him what he did everyday. I've always been really curious and this has lead me to develop a really strong understanding of industrial equipment. My love for industrial equipment hasn't waned and now I feel like sharing this knowledge with others. I've created this blog for this exact purpose.
Operating a warehouse of any size comes with a level of manual labor and the associated risk of employee injuries. Manually lifting and moving boxes can put your warehouse staff at risk of all sorts of issues, including fatigue, muscle injuries, and more. The lost productivity can be costly, not to mention the worker's compensation costs. You can reduce the risk of much of this by investing in hand trucks for your warehouse. Here's what you need to know about this investment and its benefits.
Hand trucks can make your warehouse or loading dock function far more efficiently than if your staff is required to handle everything by hand. After all, when you have a hand truck, employees can easily move multiple boxes at one time, which they may not be able to do if they have to lift and carry boxes by hand.
Hand trucks shoulder most of the weight burden when they are used, making it faster and easier for your workers to get things where they need to be. This leads to fewer work hours required for the same amount of productivity, saving you money in the long run.
Ease Of Stair Maneuverability
One of the biggest struggles for many warehouses and businesses is moving boxes from floor to floor in the building, particularly when there is no elevator in the building. Hand trucks can make this task easier as well, which can protect your staff from the inevitable injuries that can be caused.
While most basic hand trucks won't make stairs much easier to navigate, a stair-mounting hand truck certainly can. These hand trucks are designed to travel up and down flights of stairs, taking the burden away from your staff.
Simplicity Of Storage
You might be hesitant to invest in hand trucks because you don't want them cluttering up your warehouse floor when they aren't in use. After all, what good is efficiency improvement in one area when it leads to obstructions and slow-downs in another?
Hand trucks are not as cumbersome and obstructive as you may have thought. In fact, many hand truck models are foldable, allowing you to fold them up and store them somewhere out of the way when they are not in use. This keeps your warehouse organized while still giving your staff the solutions they need.
Talk with a dock equipment supplier today about the hand trucks available to you and any other options that could simplify your operation. Visit a site like http://www.commercialhardwaregroup.com for more information.Share
1 September 2019