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Sitecraft offers an extensive range of quality electric pallet trucks and jacks for industrial and commercial applications. We can meet the individual needs of businesses across Australia by supplying a broad selection of electric pallet lifters and movers.
This includes electric pallet jacks available in various sizes and configurations that cater to the manual handling requirements of almost any industry, including manufacturing, logistics, mining, defence, and retail operations.
The prospect of business growth in the post-pandemic economy is an opportunity to re-think the pace and efficiency of materials handling. Many businesses are replacing their manual hand pallet jacks with the new generation of electric-powered pallet jacks.
Manual pallet jacks are ideal for light warehouse work or where moving heavy loads around the workplace is not a constant need. For anything more, upgrading to electrically powered pallet trucks is the answer.
Electric pallet jacks speed up work and reduce the risk of injury from relying on “muscle power”. The risk is over-exertion from pushing or pulling, maneuvering the load around obstacles, and trying to stop the truck at the delivery point without dislodging the load or colliding with workplace structures.
These tasks are among the common causes of musculoskeletal injuries, which are 36 per cent of all workers’ compensation claims. They are costly and time-consuming injuries. Workers often undergo extended periods of rehabilitation before they can get back to work.
Recent European research suggests employers must do much more to reduce the high incidence of such injuries.
The research found that the risk of injury from pushing, pulling, and lifting is three times higher than previously believed. The study says that a worker whose job involves intensive manual handling, e.g. operating a manual pallet truck loaded with a 50 kg load, is at serious risk of shoulder and elbow injuries and muscle tears. This affects workers who have been doing “unsafe” manual handling for up to 10 years. The risk compounds every year and may have built up during work for many employers, without the worker showing any sign of injury until it is too late.
An electric-powered pallet jack can help eliminate this risk because there is little exertion in moving heavier loads at walking speed. They are unaffected by inclines. They roll over minor obstacles, such as covers for services that would jolt manual pallet trucks to a sudden stop. That makes for more materials carried over a greater distance and at increased speed and frequency.
The increased efficiency and safer operation of powered pallet trucks also create flexibility in the workforce, e.g. transferring workers to other important tasks. This may contribute to the growth of a business.
Smaller workplaces where moving goods manually takes up limited worker time gain new capacity. Workers who don’t have the strength to operate a manual pallet truck will also be able to control an electric pallet jack without difficulty or risk of over-exertion.
Check out our latest innovation, the all-new S15. fully electric pallet jack. These provide an all-new user experience with compact design and advanced electronics. The long-lasting lithium-ion battery system maximises efficiency while minimising downtime. Sitecraft provides an Australia-wide service for electric pallet jacks for sale, with offices in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. Talk to one of our industry experts about the all-new S15 electric-powered pallet truck.