Companies can reduce operational costs and employee injuries by going forklift-free
The forklift-free movement is on the rise as it can reduce operational costs of running forklifts and reduce injuries that occur from forklift accidents. Safety is a major concern in the workplace, particularly in a material handling environment. Employee injuries can cause substantial workplace injury-related costs and hamper productivity.
Forklift-free means that workers will now move considerably heavy loads manually instead of using forklifts. When moving carts manually, there is a gap between being able to move the same heavy loads as a forklift and maintaining productivity by keeping workers safe and effective.
Using an ergonomically friendly caster will reduce this gap by reducing the push/pull forces that workers will face when moving carts. By reducing the push/pull forces, the cart is easier to push which reduces the risk of fatigue and injury.
Choosing an ergonomic caster will make the choice of switching to a forklift free environment much easier and will support workplace safety.
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