The West Midlands materials handling firm, Midland Pallet Trucks has added its voice to the HSE’s reminder that health and safety standards must be maintained post-Brexit regardless of the deal on the table as the nation’s warehouses, factories and logistics firms flurry to meet stockpiling demands in the face of a possible Brexit delay.
The reminder comes as consumers and businesses continue to stockpile goods in order to buffer against any disruption as the Brexit process continues. With the potential of the deadline now being extended for another three months, it’s feasible that space will soon become short and factories and warehouses busier than ever.
Phil Chesworth, Midland Pallet Trucks director says, “As we wait to find out what happens in the new round of votes, it’s entirely feasible that we’ll see stockpiling extended even further with productivity ramped up across the next several weeks. This presents a number of issues, not least of which is actual storage space, but it also means that there’ll be a lot more pallets and products being moved around.
Factories and warehouses can expect to be busier, which means health and safety is a concern now but it’s also going to be an important consideration when Brexit does take place. Maintaining the stringent health and safety standards observed as part of the EU is still very much the expectation and legal requirement and we back HSE’s reminder that this should be the case after we leave the EU.”
Midland Pallet Trucks specialises in materials handling equipment and stocks a range of essentials including high lift pallet trucks, weighing scale trucks and manual stacker trucks. Its equipment helps keep workers safe and productive, with high-quality trucks suited for a wide range of applications, including specialist and harsh environments.