Australia’s Trolley Specialists
Welcome to Australia’s largest range of trolleys and carts for sale. Designed to make the transportation of goods and products in the workplace easier and safer. With offices in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, Sitecraft offers a nationwide service to our valued customers. Our industry experts will assist you in finding a solution that’s suitable for your particular material handling requirements. You will find our products used widely in many industries including warehouses, workshops, laundries, libraries, retail and manufacturing plants.
Helpful Tips When Purchasing a Trolley
Manual handling aids are important tools in helping to reduce hazardous tasks that can lead to musculoskeletal injuries or MSD’s. A musculoskeletal disorder is an injury generally occurring over time to the musculoskeletal system. This can also occur suddenly resulting from very strenuous activity or a sudden shock or unexpected force.
These workplace injuries include back injuries, sprains and sprains to muscles, damage to ligaments, nerves joints and bones. MSD’s don’t include workplace injuries such as crushing, fractures of bones or cutting and wound injuries.
There are many hazardous tasks in the workplace that can result in these kind of injuries. These tasks include, repetitive work and movement, pushing or pulling heavy loads and exposure to vibration.
Mechanical equipment can help eliminate or reduce the need for workers to carry, lift and manipulate heavy loads. This includes turntables, forklifts, pallet trucks, conveyors and cranes.
Trolleys and hand trucks in the workplace are widely used to transport and carry heavy and awkward loads. These can help eliminate the risks through manual handling however, it is important to understand the inappropriate use or application of these, could potentially create new safety risks or hazards.
It is therefore important when selecting a trolley or a cart, to consider the following criteria:
The actual workplace environment and the workspace areas the manual handling tasks are required to be undertaken. Where possible the workplace should be arranged to help keep to a minimum any unnecessary multiple handling or transportation of goods over long distances.
The specific task to be carried out and the mass and weight of the object that requires transportation. Planning should be undertaken to ensure the task or work avoids any unnecessary double handling.
The physical characteristics of the person designated to carry out this work.
Design Considerations to consider should include:
Work environment and any physical restrictions. The distance the load has to be transported should be carefully evaluated. For extended travels, a powered pedestrian tug should be explored. For intense and high use applications castor design and wheel compositions are critical factors for a successful, safe work outcome.
Pushing loads is always better than pulling as it requires less pressure on the lower back and allows the operator to utilize their own body weight to help move the load. It is also safer because there generally will be better vision in relation to the direction of travel.
Floor conditions should also be investigated. The construction and quality of the floor surface will impact on the push/pull effort required to move the load. Ramps and sloping walkways may require the use of mechanical assistance to assist in moving heavy goods up inclined gradients.
Load characteristics need to be carefully assessed. The actual weight of the goods to be carried will determine the type of equipment to be chosen. The load bearing capacity of the castors should be checked to ensure both safe operation and long service life. If the equipment is to be used in sterile/hygiene environments such as pharmaceutical or food manufacturing, it will be necessary to specify stainless steel construction.
The push handle height generally should be a between 900mm and 1000mm. This will normally allow the workers hands to be positioned above waist height with elbows bent close to body. Vertical push handles will allow operators of different heights to adjust hand position to most comfortable position
Another consideration is the force required to stop a moving loaded cart. In demanding situations the fitting of operator brakes can assist in making the slowing or stopping function safe and reliable.
Choose From a Comprehensive Range
We stock and supply leading brands from around the globe including Rubbermaid Commercial Products, Prestar, Clax, Ruxxac, Logistec Handling Equipment, and Tiger Tuff. Sitecraft can also design and produce custom equipment in our new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility. We also supply forklifts, pallet trucks, motorized pallet trucks and wheels and castors.
The Clax Folding Cart
The popular Clax folding cart is now offered with Australia-wide free delivery when purchased from our online store. Often used in office, retail, school and hospital environments, this heavy-duty trolley is manufactured with quality materials including strong moulded plastic and aluminium. With features including a convenient foot brake, easy folding and storage, and removable wheels, the Clax cart is ideal for a wide range of applications.
Sitecraft is proud to stock a wide range of industrial carts, including the well-known Rubbermaid range of industrial products. This product range includes service/utility carts for food service and catering applications. These durable products are manufactured from tough moulded plastic and are resistant to rust and corrosion.
Our warehouse trolleys are designed and manufactured for use in demanding industrial environments. They are available in either a durable powder-coat finish or in stainless steel construction. There’s also a wide variety of styles, configurations and load carrying capacities to choose from. Pneumatic wheels are also available for use on uneven surfaces or rough terrain.
With a strong focus on Occupational Health and Safety, our selection of powered equipment provides a safe solution for many workplace problems. This is an ideal solution where there is the requirement to move heavy loads over extended distances. For moving much larger and heavier objects, we can also provide pedestrian powered tow tugs.
Stainless Steel Options
Sitecraft specializes in custom designed and manufactured stainless steel trucks and equipment. These are for use in pharmaceutical, food manufacturing, medical and other demanding production environments. Durable and easy to clean, our stainless steel products offer a hygienic solution for a wide range of applications.
Learn More Today
When you need custom materials handling solution to transport and move items, we provide a complete design and manufacture service. We supply major national retailers and logistic suppliers with proven products and solutions.
With warehouse facilities in three states across the country, Sitecraft provides an Australia-wide service. We are daily servicing major cities and regions including Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Adelaide and Tasmania. The online Materials Handling Shop also provides our valued customers with quick and easy access to their favourite materials handling products.
Visit www.materialshandlingshop.com.au when you’re ready to make a purchase.