According to the National Safety Council, overexertion is the cause of approximately 35% of all workplace-related injuries. Overexertion is often caused by repeating uncomfortable or strenuous tasks at a high volume. Utilizing ergonomic solutions, warehouse and fulfillment center workers can avoid overexertion while staying productive and safe handling heavy materials or products.
Scissor Lift Tables
In a warehouse setting, scissor lift tables use a scissors-mechanism to raise or lower oversized, heavy pallets to a specific height that makes it easy and convenient for workers to access products or cases on a pallet without having to bend or strain to reach the package. It also removes unnecessary repeated manual lifts. They are typically very heavy-duty and designed to withstand the wear and tear associated with lifting heavy loads over many years. They are available in hydraulic, pneumatic, mobile, light-duty, heavy-lifting, and super heavy-duty varieties.
Typically found in retail stock rooms, automotive parts stores, and manufacturing production lines, pallet stackers help transport, raise, and lower pallets without a full forklift. They are usually used for moving pallets short distances (under 100 feet) and for shorter heights (under 16 feet). Pallet stackers are available in both manual and power-operated variations. The powered pallet stackers, sometimes called “walkie stackers,” allow workers to walk alongside the pallet stacker as it transports a product between two locations. There are plenty of customizations for additional needs, including adjustable base legs, counterbalances, and reach support.
Pallet positioners are designed to make loading and unloading pallets easier and more efficient by raising or lowering pallets as boxes are added or removed from the pallet. They offer speed and ease of use and create a safer environment by reducing the risk of a workplace injury caused by wear-and-tear, especially in workers’ backs. Because they require less physical work than storing the pallet on the floor or a forklift, pallet positioners allow pickers or replenishers to process more products and cases quickly. Most models are also capable of rotating, reducing the amount of reaching and straining required by your workers.
Pallet tilters help raise a pallet’s height and give your workers more straightforward access to the content on the inside of the container without bending over or straining to a certain degree. They are particularly effective for workers when they are required to pick small or hard-to-reach parts. Pallet tilters reduce unnecessary bending or reaching, helping reduce wear and tear on workers’ backs. These adjustable solutions can maximize load stability while offering maneuverability to otherwise-too-large pallets or containers.
Rollout Racks / Rollout Pallets
Rollout racks and rollout pallets allow workers to avoid bending or leaning into the racking to pick or load their pallets. By installing rollout pallets, you can prevent employees from performing this task by utilizing a smooth rollout process that provides easy access to full pallet positions. These accessories can be easily installed into nearly any existing racking style, particularly on structural or roll-formed racking. Rollout pallets greatly facilitate material gathering and help make inventory management quicker for the worker.