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Shop Australia’s most extensive range of Heavy Duty Trolleys with Sitecraft. From hand trucks, sack trucks, trolley carts, and single deck trolleys, to platform trolleys, we are pleased to stock Australia’s leading range of trolleys and materials handling equipment, including heavy duty, industrial equipment trolleys.

Australia’s Best Range of Trolleys & Hand Trucks

Hand trolleys and hand trucks are designed to make the transportation of goods and products in the workplace easier and safer. Used across various warehouse, distribution, and manufacturing facilities, trolleys are a vital component of day-to-day operation and materials handling.

Our industry experts will assist you in finding the right trolley solution suitable for your material handling requirements. Manual handling aids include hand trolleys, sack trucks, folding trolley, hand trucks and office trolley products for the easy and safe movement of heavy appliances, furniture, products, and chairs.

With warehouses in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, Sitecraft offers an Australia-wide service to our valued customers.

The Role of Industrial Trolleys in Reducing Workplace Injuries

Manual handling aids, such as hand trolleys and sack trucks, are essential tools in helping to reduce hazardous tasks that can lead to musculoskeletal injuries or MSDs.

A musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) is an injury generally occurring over time to the musculoskeletal system. This injury can also happen suddenly, resulting from very strenuous activity or a sudden shock or unexpected force – all of which are very common in the average warehouse operation when equipment is not used correctly or at all. For more information on a systems approach to MSD, go to Safe Work Australia.

The appropriate use of warehouse, order picking and commercial trolleys can reduce the risk of workplace injuries, including back injuries, sprains and sprains to muscles, and damage to ligaments, nerves, joints, and bones. Office hand trolleys, including office file trolleys and folding office trolleys, are widely used in office and commercial environments.

There are many hazardous tasks in the workplace that can result in these kinds of injuries. These tasks include repetitive work and movement, pushing or pulling heavy loads, and exposure to vibration. Electric powered trolleys are available to help reduce pushing and pulling injuries.

Huge Range, Versatile Application

Warehouse trolleys and hand trucks in the workplace are widely used to transport and carry heavy loads. They are used in offices and administration areas for moving archive boxes and distributing mail and office files.

Stainless steel trolley models are also used in hospitality and foodservice applications. models are also used in the hospitality industry and food service applications.

Sack trucks can are widely used for lifting and moving awkward and heavy items of furniture and vending machines. These can help eliminate the risks through manual handling.

 

Hand Truck & Trolley FAQs – Answered

How to use Trolleys safely

There can still be a risk of musculoskeletal injury if the manual handling device is used on steep slopes or used on stairs. In many cases, the greatest danger when operating hand trolleys is the horizontal force required to push or pull the device. Very heavy loads can be moved safely and efficiently with the most appropriate design and castor/wheel selection.

Research has demonstrated that pushing is preferable to pulling when using a trolley. When pulling equipment, your feet may be run over or your toes squashed. Furthermore, pulling when walking backward can cause other hazards, such as tripping and falling. Studies have shown that most people can safely exert a greater force when pushing than pulling.

It helps to understand the forces at play during a typical push/pull operation of mobile equipment. Typically, when moving a laden trolley, there are four phases of force used in this task, as itemised below:

What are The Four Forces of Trolley Movement and Manipulation?

Starting or initial force; Rolling or sustained force; turning force; and stopping or positioning force.

The initial or starting force in trolley movement is usually the most significant effort in the task. It is always greater than the force required to sustain a continuous motion. Once the initial momentum is gained, the trolley operator usually does not need to exert much force. The only forces now are friction from physical interference from the trolley’s castors/wheels and irregularities in the floor surface. At the end of the travel route, the worker may allow the trolley to slow and come to rest. This requires minimal effort. If a sudden halt is needed, this may expose the operator to harmful forces through hazardous posturing and muscle exertions. It is essential that a risk assessment is conducted for each mechanical aid introduced into the workplace.

WorkSafe WA has a helpful guide called