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The importance of Hand Pallet Truck servicing and maintenance

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Whichever type of industry you operate in, hand pallet trucks are a familiar sight in the workplace, however, it is sometimes overlooked how servicing your hand pallet truck can directly benefit your business.

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In this blog, we want to explain in more detail why it is important to ensure you have a regular service and maintenance plan in place for your hand pallet truck.

Accident prevention

It is a legal requirement to make sure that your hand pallet trucks are inspected and maintained in line with the work equipment regulation PUWER 98. This is not only essential for the safety of your workforce but ensures compliance with health and safety regulations.

A robust servicing and maintenance program will identify any potential issues that may compromise the safety of operators and workers while providing them with the reassurance that the equipment is in the best possible condition.

Reduce the risk of breakdown

We all know the frustrations equipment failure can cause either through delays to the production process or the impact on overall supply chain performance.

Over time breakdowns can also not only affect a company’s ability to meet deadlines, but also have an adverse effect on their reputation.

By implementing a regular service and maintenance plan you can not only reduce the risk of operational downtime but have the confidence that your equipment will be performing at its best with minimal disruption, as any potential problems will be identified early.

Extend equipment life

Regular servicing and maintenance of your hand pallet trucks means that any potential problems can be identified before more serious damage occurs and over time this will extend the performance and life of your trucks.

Avoid unplanned costs

Most businesses are dependent on their material handling equipment, and disruptions through equipment failure not only affects their day to day operations but also their profitability.

A regular service program ensures you have greater transparency with the cost of repairs and allows for better budgeting through knowing service plan costs in advance.

How can Toyota Material Handling support me?

Toyota offers a range of after-sales care and support packages, whatever the make of your hand pallet truck, to suit the business needs of companies of all sizes, operating in all industry sectors.

We guarantee:
Transparent service with no hidden costs
Fully accredited Service Technicians
Fast response time
Full service history
Genuine Toyota parts

With the support of Toyota’s dedicated hand pallet truck specialists to guide you through the various options available, you can choose your plan with complete confidence, with the knowledge that we will keep your hand pallet trucks safe and in good working order to ensure you get the most out of your material handling equipment at all times.

Find out more about a Toyota Service Package