Manual handling solutions for Facilities Management

Facilities Management

Creating safer workplaces and eliminating manual handling in the Facilities Management industry…

SmartMover SM100+ electric tug moving laundry roll cages in a hospital

It’s time to look at manual handling in facilities management

Across facilities management, a wide range of tasks, processes and applications rely on manual handling. From bin moving in residential and property management, moving items like laundry, or transporting clinical waste in healthcare settings, this often happens by hand. 

The manual handling of heavy loads puts staff at risk of injuries, strains and musculoskeletal disorders – particularly where loads need to be moved on slopes – and increases the risk of accidents and damage.

Improve staff safety and boost productivity

Enabling a single operator to safely move heavy loads, electric tugs help facilities management providers to improve workplace safety, eliminate manual handling, and to work more efficiently.

Offering a safer alternative to manual handling, electric tugs deliver the controlled movement of loads inside, outside and on slopes - reducing the risk of injury and boosting productivity.

The benefits of electric tugs in facilities management

Compact, easy-to-use electric tugs enable a single operator to safely move loads, ideal for use in facilities such as residential, commercial and healthcare settings. Benefit from maximum control and reduce the risk of injuries with secure handling solutions, perfect for working on slopes.   

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    Eliminate manual handling

    Make the movement of heavy loads safer – electric tugs reduce the risk of injuries and boost productivity.

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    No operator license required

    With no operator license required, electric tugs seamlessly fit into any facility, enabling quick set-up to improve safety from day one.

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    Reduce staff absence

    Reducing the risk of injury, electric tugs help facilities management providers reduce staff absences from aches, strains and musculoskeletal disorders. 

Our range of facilities management electric tugs

Trusted by leading facilities management providers

Leading global facilities management providers trust MasterMover’s compact electric tugs to safely move loads, boosting productivity and improving workplace safety.

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The SmartMovers work really well for what we need, particularly when moving up and down inclines.

Your Questions, Answered - FAQs

What do electric tugs move in facilities management?

Across the facilities management sector, electric tugs are used to eliminate manual handling and improve workplace safety in the movement of loads such as:

  • Roll cages
  • Linen trolleys
  • Waste bins
  • Catering equipment and trolleys
  • Commercial waste
What aspects of the facilities management sector do you work with?

The facilities management sector is diverse, and so is our customer base within it! We work with facilities management businesses managing contracts for:

  • Healthcare facilities
  • Residential and apartment blocks
  • Commercial facilities & hotels
  • Education contracts
  • Retail
Is an operator license or training required? 

No, electric tugs do not require a license to operate. A license-free operation makes electric tugs an attractive option for facilities management providers looking to streamline the movement of loads and improve safety.  
Minimal training is required to safely operate an electric tug and we offer training packages to suit every requirement. 

How are electric tugs powered?

Electric tugs are battery powered, with interchangeable batteries or lithium options available, electric tugs can deliver 24/7 operation to keep your processes moving.

Offering zero emissions from the point of use, electric tugs are ideally suited for indoor use.

How do electric tugs connect? 

A range of coupling options are available across the range that maximise performance, security and safety.

Custom coupling solutions can also be designed for unique applications.    

Can electric tugs move more than one load at once?

Yes, our electric tugs can be used to move multiple loads at once – reducing the number of journeys required. This is an attractive option for facility managers looking to move loads such as multiple linen cages or bins from one area to another.

Our team can advise on how best to link multiple loads together. 

We're here to help 

If you’re looking to improve safety, remove the risk of injury and unlock greater operational efficiency, we’re here to help. Speak to our team to discuss your application.