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Facilities Management Company Boosts Safety When Moving Heavy Waste Bins

Facilities Management Company Boosts Safety When Moving Heavy Waste Bins

A versatile electric tug solution that can move different sizes of bin safely is making all the difference at a Bristol apartment block.

The 85-apartment building is managed by Alexander Faulkner Partnership, a company with a focus on providing an outstanding culture of health and safety for both customers and staff.

People living at the block leave their rubbish in bins located down a slope, which are then moved up to street level on waste collection day ready to be picked up by the local council.

Kate Britton is Regional Property Manager for Alexander Faulkner Partnership. She explained: “Staff were asked to bring the bins up the slope to kerbside so that the council could then collect and sort the waste.

As an alternative, we trialled a private waste company to come and take the rubbish away but we were paying hundreds of pounds a month and without access to the full recycling services offered by the council, which is really important to our customers and to us as a company.

Lizzy Butterfield, Standard Product Sales Manager for MasterMover, recommended a Bin Mover AT300 that could simply attach to the full bins and allow one person to easily move the waste up and down the slope when needed. Rather than a member of staff risking injury, the Bin Mover AT300 takes the strain while still allowing the user to have complete control over the movement – but with none of the effort.

The Bin Mover AT300 can be used alongside a bin towing frame for larger bins, or with a bin claw that easily attaches to a wheelie bin.

Lizzy said: “In apartment blocks, hospitals and hotels, there is a real need to manage the movement of heavy, wheeled bins safely. MasterMover’s electric tugs can be easily adapted to move the full range of bins on the market – from individual bins with a bin towing frame to a whole chain of bins weighing up to 3 tonnes on slopes and over tricky surfaces. Kate and her team opted for the Bin Mover AT300 which represented a real cost saving for their client as they were previously paying hundreds a month for something that didn’t even fulfil their requirements.

Kate continued: “Our staff have given us some great feedback and love the MasterMover’s simplicity of use and safety features. Now, one person can easily move the bins without strain or effort. Our company prides itself on providing a personal and professional approach to property management services and, thanks to our partnership with MasterMover, we have been able to offer a solution that meets the needs of our employees and customers.

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