Plastic Pallet for Pallet Trucks

When plasterboard is delivered to site, it is normally supported by traditional timber pallets. The plasterboard is removed from the vehicle using the telehandler with its traditional forks.

Once inside the building, the load needs to be moved to the correct location. This is normally done with an electric or battery powered pallet truck with forks which are much deeper and are generally incompatible with the timber pallets.

Working with British Gypsum and BAM Plant, the site team has designed a plastic pallet for the pallet truck – upon which the plasterboard can be loaded at the factory and delivered to site.

The ‘new’ plastic pallet is compatible with both the telehandler and the pallet truck. The advantages of this bespoke plastic pallet include:

  • Preventing timber pallets collapsing and causing injury.
  • Reducing the amount of timber used on site.
  • The site does not have to dispose of the pallets in skips or to pay someone to remove them to a timber recycling scheme.

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Monitor Report. BAM Construction Ltd. Hartlepool. November 2018.

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