Being able to move items from one point on your site to another is something that often takes up plenty of time and energy. It could be that you report to manual lifting techniques, but this risks injury to both the operative and the equipment or load being moved. A transport trolley can remove these risks by ensuring that an operative can move heavy loads without having to carry them by hand. This improves the overall safety of your workplace, both for the operative themselves and the surrounding employees who may be impacted by the dropping of a heavy load.
Any transport trolley must be chosen to suit your working environment and the working conditions your employees will be under. For example, the type of castors on your transport trolley can make all the difference depending on the surfaces you’re using the trolley on. While rubber castors are ideal on a wheelie bin trolley that requires durability, polypropylene castors are more lightweight and cheaper. Your choice will ultimately depend on what locations your bin trolley will be operating within. Also, be aware of the overall load capacity of a transport trolley and confirm that your containers are of a standard size and will fit.
Employees will always have their preferred way of operating, and this is usually based on their experience and what they feel most comfortable with. This could mean that changing to a transport trolley in comparison to other kinds of bins and containers mobility options could take time to adjust to. Educating any team member on the correct use of your company’s bin trolley, along with the maximum loads, is vital to the smooth running of your workplace and prevents any injuries from occurring. Start by choosing a quality transport trolley that fully complies with all regulations and meets the standard for European size containers.