According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), 4.5 million working days were lost in the UK due to workplace injuries in 2015/16* - with the main culprit being incorrect lifting techniques. This highlights the importance of ensuring your workforce are equipped with the correct lifting apparatus, including a well-made sack barrow, to prevent easily-avoidable back strains – a common manual handling injury. This not only protects your employees’ health, but it also allows your business to run more efficiently with fewer sick days and less long-term employee absence.
With over 130 years of experience in the manual handling industry, no one knows sack trucks quite as well as PARRS. Our unrivalled knowledge of sack barrows and their uses allows us to compile a range from only the best manufacturers with a proven track record of supplying large businesses with quality equipment that’s built to withstand everyday commercial use without breaking down.
A sack truck (also known as a sack barrow, stack truck or hand truck) is traditionally an L-shaped, hand-operated truck with handles at the top, sturdy wheels at the bottom and a flat ledge (or foot-iron) upon which boxes and other items can be stacked.
Thanks to their simple-yet-powerful design, sack trucks can be used to safely and easily transport heavy or bulky items without placing undue strain on the user. Once items are loaded onto the foot-iron, sack trucks are designed to take the bulk of the weight, allowing the user to push or pull the truck with relative ease, with many designs even allowing items to be transported up and down stairs.
With a sack barrow suitable for every manual handling situation, we have many variations available to fit with your business needs including industrial-strength Heavy Duty Sack Trucks, Folding Sack Trucks and Stairclimber Sack Trucks, capable of transporting heavy items up stairs. We also have powered Stairclimbers to help you to move heavy loads up and down stairs with ease. We’re also proud to be a UK official distributor of EXPRESSO Sack Trucks – known for their quality craftsmanship and German engineering for ultimate durability against wear and tear.
Your decision of which type to go for will ultimately be decided on which features you require. For example, some of our sack barrows will feature different types of tyres, handles and weight capabilities, so it’s important to make the correct choice. If you’re unsure of which one will suit your needs best, don’t hesitate to give us a call on 01527 585777 or contact us via our live chat - we’ll be more than happy to help you find the ideal sack truck.
With dozens of online retailers offering a sack barrow range for sale in the UK, what sets PARRS apart from the competition? Firstly, we have over 130 years experience plus we offer FREE UK mainland delivery with every sack truck; and recently, we increased our standard guarantee to 3 years on all products. This means that you’re not only getting an excellent sack barrow for a great price you're also getting it delivered to your door completely free, but also getting an unrivalled guarantee - that’s how confident we are in the quality and durability of our products. If you’re not happy with your purchase for any reason, we offer a no-quibble return policy for an exchange or full refund.
*Source: HSE Working Days Lost