Lifting Trolleys And Their Benefits When Handling Heavy Goods

Chemical, Pharmaceuticals

Work trolleys come in many different variants, and can be adapted to transport just about anything. In manufacturing and warehousing facilities, the mobile battery-powered lifting trolley is a particularly useful variety, due to its versatility and reliability.

By utilising a lifting trolley to lift and transport heavy items effortlessly, many of the dangerous elements associated with manual handling are eliminated.

turning drum with a lifting trolley

Here is a brief overview of some of the benefits of lifting trolleys in the most common areas of use.

1. Reduces fatigue and improves ergonomics

Manual handling is not only tiring and reduces short-term workforce productivity; it is also a common cause of serious work place injuries due to poor ergonomics. At about 28 incidents per 10,000 full-time workers per year and 12 days lost on average, overexertion and bodily reaction stands out as the main cause of lost workdays in the United States.

An electric lifting trolley means that the most demanding elements of heavy lifting are reduced, resulting in a more ergonomic workplace, with improved employee health and productivity.

2. Suitable for many types of loads

By attaching the correct tools to your electric lifting trolley, you can adapt it for multiple different ergonomic lifts such as for boxes, drums, reels, crates and many other loads. TAWI’s lifting trolleys can also rotate, turn and tilt your goods for added efficiency and versatility when transporting and lifting heavy items up to 250kg.

3. Reduce the risk of accidents

Just like improved ergonomics will lead to positive long-term health and safety improvements, the risk of acute injuries due to accidents is also reduced by using electric trolley lifters. The use of specialised and safe tools to securely lift and transport items is one of most effective ways to improve a company’s “days without accidents” score.

4. Protects transported goods

Manual handling of goods can often result in the goods being damaged whilst being lifted and transported. This is inconvenient and costly to businesses. A lifting trolley will safely and securely hold heavy and awkward items, which will help the workforce avoid procedures which could result in damaged goods.

5. Improved productivity

From the perspective of the investor, lifting trolleys tend to be excellent investments. Alone or in combination with other equipment, they will reduce cycle times and enhance productivity in almost any warehouse or manufacturing setting.

6. Hygienic advantages

Lifting trolleys can also be adapted for safe material handling in facilities with strict sanitary requirements, such as in the food, chemical or pharmaceutical industries. TAWI’s stainless-steel trolleys feature smooth, seamless surfaces to ensure they gather less particles on the surface, and so that they are easy to clean.

TAWI lifting trolleys roll lifting food industry7. Excellent maneuverability and flexibility

Compared to full-size lift trucks, the compact and lightweight design makes lifting trolleys perfect for material handling in smaller areas which are short on space, and when materials may be hard to reach. Additionally, a lifting trolley can be tucked away, therefore not demanding much space when not in use.


Mobile lifting trolleys are great for improving ergonomics and efficiency in situations where flexibility is essential. The ability to interchange tools on TAWI’s lifting trolleys is what makes them particularly flexible, as they can be fitted with a wide selection of tools that allows the operator to lift, lower, turn, tilt, rotate and move goods with little to no effort. Their easy operation means that anyone can use them, which also enables efficiency in the workforce to be improved.

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