To keep lift trucks running, businesses need to keep batteries in excellent condition. Batteries, after all, are the single most expensive forklift component — and the single element most responsible for the unit’s operation. Poor maintenance can affect the lift truck’s functionality, reducing operating times and increasing the number of change-outs.
Warehouse picking carts are essential to any fulfillment operation. They allow pickers to fill many orders per trip, unlocking efficient strategies such as batch picking and zone picking. Even better, they create a safer workplace. Carrying heavy loads and repeated bending and reaching raise the risk of musculoskeletal disorders, the world’s leading cause of disability. Carts reduce the hazard by bearing loads and positioning shelves at accessible heights. But not all carts are equally ergonomic. In fact, poor equipment can reduce efficiency and increase the risk of injury, as workers must exert more force to operate a faulty cart.
Don’t underestimate the importance of high-quality refuse containers (or trash cans, for our American customers). In commercial settings, bins can create a lasting impression on customers; in industrial settings, refuse containers keep the worksite organized and efficient. Durable materials and ergonomic features make a difference, both to the personnel working with the containers and to the operation’s bottom line.