Health and safety is paramount to a business all year, every year, but with 2017 set to be a year of change and challenge for businesses, Pallet Truck Shop, one of the leading suppliers of pallet trucks, stackers, moving skates and other warehouse equipment, has highlighted how it has never been more important than now to take health and safety to the next level.
Phil Chesworth, Managing Director at Pallet Truck Shop, said, “With so many ups and downs set to come our way, it could be all too easy to take our eye off the ball when it comes to health and safety and undo all the hard work and progress we have made. Over the last decade, a lot of work has been done to ensure businesses are able to keep their manual and materials handling staff safe, but there is always more they can do – and what better time than now?
“UK-based companies undoubtedly are set to come across unknown obstacles over the coming year, but now, more than ever, pursuing continued improvement must be a vital part of businesses in order to increase productivity and build reliable workforce.”
There has been an increased focus on the health and wellbeing of employees, both inside and outside the workplace over the last couple of years. Both physical and mental health have been looked at under the microscope, while more responsibility for ensuring individuals are safe now lies with the employer.
Despite this shift, in 2015/16, an estimated 1.3 million people suffered from an illness they believed was wither caused or made worse by work. And according to Pallet Truck Shop, that must change.
Phil, added, “Although we have come on in leaps and bounds, these striking numbers just highlight how far we have yet to go. It is down to use, as businesses owners and managers, to make 2017 the year that changes for good.”
Pallet Truck Shop has one of the largest ranges of equipment available on the internet. Their range of high-quality machinery not only makes light work of tasks, but it also ensures employees are as safe as they can be. Equipment such as pallet trucks, stackers and moving skates ensure backs are kept free from strain, while high-reaching table trucks and sack trucks minimise the risk of heavy items falling on individuals.