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Newsletter December 2020

Moving goods with ease, Online shopping increase creates new jobs and Action Handling festive closure dates

Author: Mark McAvoy/15 December 2020/Categories: NEWSLETTERS, 2020

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Moving goods with ease

Moving goods with ease

When there is a pile of goods that are needed to be moved from one area to another, there are various ways in which that can be achieved. You can either handball each item or place the goods onto a truck or trolley of some description and push or pull them to their new location.

Electric platform trucks are capable of moving items up to 500kg. The distance they can carry them isn’t limited in the same way as a non-electric truck which requires operatives to be available to manually push the heavily laden trolley, who could suffer the onset of fatigue from performing such an arduous task. Once loaded, an electric truck requires just one operator and the movement of the goods is now less of a health and safety risk.


The HSE warn: Minimise risk to workers this festive season

Christmas is nearly upon us and it can be a most demanding time for those working throughout the festive season. The run-up to Christmas can be especially busy for those who work in haulage and distribution. From people lifting heavy parcels around warehouses to delivery drivers moving products across the country, workers in this industry are vulnerable to the risk of injury from hazardous manual handling.

HSE step-by-step guide to manual handling at work should help you to minimise these risks.

Advice for users and suppliers of agency/temporary workers, as many of these are specifically employed for the festive period.

Online shopping increase creates new jobs

Online shopping increase creates new jobse

Demand for workplace lockers has rocketed over the last six months. Home delivery is here to stay and several of our logistics customers have created tens of thousands of new jobs in the UK as they invest over £250 million to meet the demand caused from stay-at-home shopping.

Action Handling festive closure dates

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Wishing you all the very best for the Christmas and New Year period. After the year we have all endured, we deserve some enjoyment!

We will close at 5pm on Wednesday 23rd December 2020 and re-open on Monday 4th January 2021.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all of us at Action Handling

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