Safe and Stable
TELLAP’s stable pallet-free design is safe for both product and worker.
Instability, a problem for bulk bags on pallets, can cause product damage and compromise worker safety. Stable bags provide greater safety. TELLAP's pallet free design integrates two sleeves into the bag base. Working like out-riggers on a canoe the sleeves keep the bag balanced and stable, potentially increasing the safe stacking height while reducing chances of damage or accident.
Lifting bag straps
Often bulk bags are stacked without pallets. To move a bag the top straps must be lifted for forklifts tines. A worker risks injury when person climbing a bag stack or crawling into the confines of a dark container to lift bulk bag straps.
TELLAP's sleeves integrated into the bags base are always ready to accept forklift tines. A forklift operator can safely and quickly access the sleeves, raise and move the bag without the need for a worker to lift bag straps.
The photo on the right shows a worker lifting straps in a container. A slip or lapse in concentration can mean downtime and injury.
Unstable bulk bags are an industry issue. Bags falling from containers as the doors are opened or from stacks in a warehouse can be extremely dangerous. Often the problem begins with damage from wood pallets resulting in product leakage; slumping, long unloading times, injury and expensive clean-up. To overcome bag these stability issues it’s becoming more common for companies to stack bulk bags one high or purchase expensive racking.
Stability is a TELLAP strength. The design integrating the sleeves into the base of the bag provides extra balance and stability. While the sleeves balance the bag the space between them is filled with product. When bags are stacked product sits on product, there is no flex just stability as TELLAP bags are balanced by the sleeves.
Deliveries of bulky pallets tie up forklifts and use valuable storage area. One average truck load carries only 540 pallets, the same truck transports 1620 pair of TELLAP sleeves. It takes three trucks to deliver the pallet equivalent of one truck of sleeves. The introduction of TELLAP reduces delivery costs, forklift movements, unloading time and storage requirements by two thirds.
Reducing forklift movements makes a workplace safer. Less traffic means less chance of damage, accident or injury.
The space between the sleeves is filled with product and can increase utilised by volume by 10%. This means 10% fewer bags, less forklift movements and increased safety.
Maintaining a clear view is essential when operating machinery including forklifts. Half of accidents reporting worker injuries by forklifts cite the line of site being blocked.
TELLAP has a clear line of site. Bags are raised from the base and carried low to the ground, there is little visual obstruction.
Workplace Safety – OHS
Materials handling accounts for one in four workplace accidents, many of these are the result of pallet handling.
Damage: wood splinters and protruding nails that can cause damage and injury.
Stack height: bags on pallets can be unstable.
Trip points: tripping over a pallet is a common occurrence.
Weight: pallets weighing up to 30kg can cause back injuries and muscle strain when manually moved.
Removing pallets from a workplace reduces accidents, injury, product contamination and other issues.
TELLAP sleeves weighing only 2.3kg per pair reduce issues associated with manual having heavy pallets in your workplace.
The maximum stress point for bulk bags is the top straps. Failure often occurs when a moving forklift hits a bump causing the bag to bounce; the strap is suddenly under intense dynamic pressure and gives way causing bag and product spillage and sometimes injury. TELLAP bags are raised from the base do not have these problems.