Trolleys ImageID="#ImageLink:ODIN217959#">Reflex Handling and Storage recommend that the provision of lifting and moving equipment such as trolleys can be a part of an integrated, organisational approach to occupational health and safety, to reduce injury.
The correct trolley should complement other manual handling hazard control methods.
Trolleys are a material handling aid on wheels designed to hold and transport products while reducing or eliminating the need for lifting.
According to Reflex Handling and Storage, when choosing a trolley a customer must consider the type and style of items to be transported, the weight, shape and size of the goods to be transported, the terrain over which the trolley will be pushed, hygiene requirements, space available for trolley movement, the need for height adjustment and whether a manual or powered trolley would be of benefit.
Depending on the types of materials to be transported, the trolleys can be plastic, metal or wooden, can be flat topped, multi level or designed for a specialised purpose. Trolleys can be steel, powder coated or stainless steel.
The trolleys may or may not have handles. Wheel type and size can also vary depending on the types of terrain the trolley is travelling over and the work environment. The trolleys can be locked.
The wheel choice can be critical and Reflex Australia recommends that the customers take advice.