Many retail companies across the United Kingdom receive a bulk quantity of stock products from their distributors on a daily basis. From clothes to food products, companies strive to ensure they fulfil their promise to meet consumer demands and provide their customers with the products they come into the store to purchase. Maintaining adequate levels of stock is integral to the overall competitive nature of business; failing to do so can lead customers to take their custom to a market rival who may supply a single or multiple numbers of products they need.
Lifting heavy loads is a regular requirement for employees to effectively store bulk products within a warehouse and distribute them onto the shop floor when required. It is therefore important for any retail company to train their employees on the best lifting techniques to prevent any accidents or injuries from occurring.
Although lifting training should be made a mandatory procedure on the grounds of adhering to health and safety in the workplace, companies can also provide employees with the best methods of transporting heavy materials and products. Trolley, carts and roll cages are archetypal examples of facilities that can be utilised for storage and distribution across a warehouse and shop floor to relieve the pain and stress placed upon the body.
For heavy loads to be effectively transported within a retail store, companies must ensure they source the most durable and efficient trolleys and carts that are fitted with high quality castors and wheels. The latter is integral to the overall manoeuvrability of any industry trolley, cart or roll cage as it determines the smoothness of pushing or pulling bulk products around a warehouse or shop floor.
While it is advised that employees should never overload a trolley, cart or cage, their weight-bearing qualities are supplemented with the stability and sturdiness of industrial castors to transport bulk quantities of products and materials.