Warehouse workers put a lot of strain on their backs through heavy lifting, particularly of large and bulky items such as cartons, components etc.
The repetitive motion of bending and lifting is a frequent cause of muscle aches and strains, leading to sick days and injuries.
To help reduce the number of workplace injuries, employers should invest in and recommend that all workers use electric lift tables, also called “scissor lift tables”.
In this blog, we will give an overview of electric lift tables and their uses.
What is an Electric Lift Table?
Electric lift tables have flat surfaces that are raised by an electric or hydraulic criss-crossing (scissor) support system.
Electric lift tables can raise as much as 4000kg at the push of a button, which clearly alleviates the risk of that weight being borne by your employees.
Depending on your needs, you may opt for a lift table with a low profile, such as our 2000kg Capacity Low Profile Lift Table with Optional Ramp, a trolly design, like our 750Kg Capacity Electric Mobile Scissor Lift Trolley, or a rotating design, as shown in our 2000kg Capacity Rotating Electric Lift Table.
When Should You Use an Electric Lift Table?
Electric lift tables are commonly found in warehouse environments, workshops, and manufacturing facilities.
Electric lift tables should be used whenever you need to lift large and/or heavy objects, but especially when you or your team are trying to lift awkward items, sustained activities or items within your danger lifting zone.
Lift tables make lifting simple, fast, and much safer; however, it is important that staff use the correct lift table and are trained in their operation. See Containit Solutions more information.
What safety features should electric lift tables include?
Many of Containit’s electric lift tables come with important safety features that you can’t do without, such as:
– Heavy duty design
– Hand controller for up and down and emergency stop
– High lifting range
– Aluminium safety bar
– Inbuilt protection against overloading
– Safety clearance between scissors to help prevent trapping in operation