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Efficient order picking

The advantages of electric order pickers

Author: Dee Jones/11 March 2024/Categories: PRODUCT GUIDANCE, Stock handling, Height access, WORKPLACE ADVICE, Gain elevation

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The world of warehousing and logistics has a crucial element of efficiency and productivity. The use of electric order picking equipment has revolutionised the order picking process and has offered a much more convenient and user-friendly solution for UK businesses. The single operator use of electric order pickers highlights how easy and economical the task can be.

Efficient order picking
Order picking is a fundamental task in warehouses, where products need to be retrieved from racking and shelves to fulfil customer orders. Traditional methods often involved using step ladders or manual lifting equipment that could become time-consuming, cumbersome and injury prone. Electric order pickers provide a more efficient alternative by eliminating the need for step ladders and streamlining the picking process for your business.

Easy to use for one person
One of the key advantages of electric order pickers is their ease of use by a single operator. Machines are designed to be user-friendly, allowing operators to navigate through narrow aisles and access shelves with minimal effort. With many models a standing platform which is electronically raised, provides a stable and secure area for the operator to reach desired heights picking heights comfortably. This eliminates the risks associated with climbing ladders and improves safety in the workplace considerably.

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Enhanced safety
Electric order pickers prioritise safety, offering features such as non-slip platforms, guardrails and emergency stop buttons. These safety measures ensure that operators can work confidently at elevated heights without compromising their picking task. Additionally, the electronically raised platform allows operators to adjust their working height according to their needs, reducing the strain on their bodies and minimising the risk of injuries.

Improved ergonomics
Order picking can be physically demanding, especially when repetitive tasks are involved. Electric order pickers address this concern by incorporating ergonomic designs that prioritise operator comfort. Adjustable controls, padded platforms and intuitive interfaces contribute to reduced operator fatigue and enhanced overall productivity. By focusing on ergonomics, electric order pickers contribute to a healthier and more efficient work environment.


Electric order pickers have become an indispensable tool in the world of warehousing and logistics, offering numerous benefits for businesses and operators alike. By eliminating the need for step ladders or just low-level shelving this enhances safety, promotes user-friendly features and streamlines the order picking process while reducing the physical strain on operators. With their ability to improve efficiency and productivity, electric order pickers have become a very valuable asset in modern warehouses, ensuring smoother operations and increased customer satisfaction.

 

 

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