Safety At Height With Midland Pallet Trucks

Figures have stated that falls from ladders make up for around 20% of the overall fatal falls within the workplace. This percentage is the largest slice of the pie, with falls from roofs and other unknown heights coming in at 18% and 17% respectively. In an environment where businesses can little afford to be paying out for sick pay and insurance, and employees canít afford to be out of action due to injury, it is vital to ensure that the workplace is using equipment that adheres to health and safety recommendations. Midland Pallet Trucks is a UK supplier of pallet trucks and lift tables, with an extensive range of high-lift truck, scissor lift tables and aerial work platforms. These trucks cancel out the need to use ladders quite so often in the workplace and can reduce physical exertion on the part of employees, keeping them in great shape and ensuring their safety.

A relatively new addition to the range at Midland Pallet Trucks is the SLTN10 High Lift Hand Pallet Truck, which has a lifting capacity of up to 1000kg. These types of trucks donít necessarily remove the need to climb ladders, but in keeping employees healthy and safe, they are an invaluable asset. They lift heavy cargo up to waist height to reduce the amount of stooping and lifting that employees have to undertake, helping to lower figures relating to back injuries and time off work. The truck features a single cylinder lifting system and is compatible specifically with open bottom pallets. Its 210 degree turning radius creates a manoeuvrable and versatile unit and optimum control is offered in the form of a valve which controls the speed at which the truck can lower its forks. This truck is available for just £385.25.

The EHS-0809 Electric High Lift Truck is known as the most powerful high-lift truck in the range at Midland Pallet Trucks. It is commonly used for loading and unloading vans, which may not require a ladder or working at height, but will often require a lot of physical effort. It can also be used to lift cages and pallets to a workable height. This semi-electric truck has a charger included and can lift cargo to a maximum height of 900mm. It is available from Midland Pallet Trucks priced at just £1,495.00.

For workers who consistently work at height and want to eliminate ladders altogether, there is an excellent range of aerial work platforms. The MJCPT 3.0 Mobile Aerial Work Platform stands at an incredible 3 metres and offers an economical solution for working at height. These types of truck are perfect for maintenance work or sustained elevated work, and are more versatile than mobile towers as they can descend or ascend at the touch of a button. CE certified and supplied with a 12-month LOLER certificate, these trucks put safety and security first. This robust and durable truck is available for £3,900.00.

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