Materials Handling Equipment – Part 5
The term ‘material handling equipment’ is relatively familiar with people working in warehouse areas. It encompasses a diverse range of vehicles, tools and storage equipments. Typically, a warehouse is used to store items, and then move them to where they are needed. The easier it is to move items, the more efficient your warehouse can be. To increase efficiency, you need to have the right tools for the job – it will make your employee’s lives easier, and cut down on the backbreaking strain they’d otherwise be exposed to with improper equipment. In CIPS L4M7 book – Whole Life Asset Management, the author has mentioned almost type of warehouse equipments with description for each one. However, we would like to provide image and some relevant information for each equipment to let you understand and apply for your job easily
STAIR SETS are more often used for smaller heights – safer ones have larger platforms at the top, wide steps, handrails and a wide base for stability. These are also available with lockable wheels, making them mobile.
FORKLIFT SAFETY CAGE is the forklift attachment, which allows performing high-altitude work with maximum safety for people.
ORDER PICKER is specifically designed for storing stock and picking at multiple levels
SCISSOR PLATFORM is used in high-roof warehouse to gain access to lighting, high racking units and sections of wall and roof
CHERRY PICKER is a hydraulic crane with a railed platform at the end for raising and lowering people. It is also known as boom lift, man lift, basket crane or hydraladder.