Midland Pallet Trucks, a provider of high-quality lifting equipment including pallet trucks, manual stacker trucks and lift tables, is seeking to reduce the rate of common warehousing and logistics industry injuries by offering a same day dispatch service.
With Covid-19 and Brexit creating unprecedented demand for warehousing space and heaping more pressure on workers, reported workplace injuries are predicted to rise in 2020/2021 as staff work harder than ever before to meet strict productivity targets.
According to RIDDOR’s reported injuries for the 2019 period, more than 20% of all injuries were caused by handling, lifting or carrying with some 118,00 injuries recorded.
As champions of lifting and carrying safety, Midland Pallet Trucks believes that many of these injuries could have been avoided if relevant training and access to the appropriate lift equipment was readily available. It is seeking to supply the UK warehousing sector with high-quality lift equipment as quickly as possible via a same-day dispatch service.
Available on all in-stock items including aerial lift platforms, electric pallet trucks and machinery jacks, the Midland Pallet Truck team is able to offer an instant click and collect service from the centrally located Kingswinford warehouse or can arrange fast, same-day shipping for all UK addresses.
Phil Chesworth, Managing Director of Midland Pallet Trucks, wants logistics and warehousing managers to consider the cost of workplace injuries from a financial standpoint and to see the value in increasing their training and equipment stocks to ensure that employee wellbeing is safeguarded and operational wheels keep turning.
″According to statistics from 2019, each non-fatal workplace injury came with an average financial cost of over £8,000 due to time off work and lost productivity, so it’s easy to see how small investments in extra training and new equipment can help protect the bottom line of warehousing businesses.
By offering a same day dispatch service on the product lines we currently have in stock, we hope to bring down injury figures and help keep warehousing workers safe, well and operating at maximum productivity.″