Reducing labour costs and injuries associated with home delivery are two major challenges faced by supermarkets and retailers.
“Improper manual handling costs businesses millions each year with more than 100,000 injuries recorded, a quarter of which are classed as ‘severe’,” explains MD Graham Sharp.
“In addressing these challenges, the use of lightweight, powered stair climbers, provides a safe, quick and efficient goods handling solution and a number of major supermarkets are starting to trial the technology to reduce injury and increase productivity. Stanley Handling is at the forefront of stair climber development, supplying and maintaining a range of machines designed specifically for the logistics and warehousing sectors. Extended trials have shown them to offer significant return on investment, through savings in manpower and a reduction in the risk of injury.”
Taking grocery delivery to the next level with powered stair climbers
Weighing just 13.5Kg with a carrying capacity of up to 85Kg, the Sprinter 85 stair climber trolley offers an ideal solution for medium to light loads. With simple push button control and twin speed function, the trolley’s caterpillar tracks and puncture proof tyres enables a single operator to deliver loads up and down stairs both safely and quickly. Its compact and foldable design facilitates easy on-board stowage and a one-hour fast charge battery ensures continual reliability.
With operative safety and return on investment for customers in sharp focus, each Stanley stair climber can be fully customised to business needs. Importantly, the whole range complies with relevant health and safety at work legislation, including the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (MHOR).
Content originally featured in The Grocer magazine.