Frequently, in warehouses, and many other industrial settings, stock needs to be lifted safely and effectively. Lifting is regarded as one of the most dangerous activities for an employee to perform, and, for heavy items, under no circumstances should an employee attempt lifting without using specialist lifting equipment. This lifting equipment needs to be effective in three key dimensions.
The reasons why lifting certain items is considered dangerous is because it involves heavy loads. Lifting equipment such as scissor lift tables is designed specifically to handle heavier loads, and some models can bear weights as high as 800kg.
Another key attribute is lifting height. For obvious reasons, the height with which goods can be raised really does matter. In a warehouse, goods are often stored on shelves, relatively high off the ground, and so lifting equipment needs offer adequate lifting height. Some lifts can reach as high as 1570mm.
Lifting equipment is itself heavy equipment, and so it’s important that a degree of manoeuvrability is built in to their construction. This could mean having wheels underneath their carriage, enabling the lift to be transported around the stockroom or warehouse environment.
Lifting is important. Lifting can also be dangerous, if it doesn’t adhere to health and safety legislation. This underlines the need for lifting equipment that works in three dimensions: load bearing, lifting height and manoeuvrability.