If you live in the city, chances are you have moved at least once in your life, it can be very profitable business if you run it in the correct manner. However, it is not an easy job and requires hard work and a great amount of physical strength. In today’s aging society could this be an opportunity for the house removals industry?
Why are there opportunities for this field in an ageing society?
Below are some of the top reasons.
Requires physical strength.
House removals or house moving business requires a lot of strength and time. House moving companies require young men of great strength while offering jobs. As people age their physical strength wanes are not considered suitable for this kind of job.
The industry requires new blood and strong men who can bear a lot of weight to join and are a good choice for this kind of job. There is a certain age limit which is mentioned in the job offers from all the house moving companies. They do not even interview People who crossed that figure.
It is time-consuming for non-professionals.
This job is time-consuming. To save time several team members with strength are needed.
- You need the right equipment; without the right equipment it will consume a lot of time.
- Professionals can pack and move your home in a single day whereas it might take you several weeks to complete a move.
- If you are older you will get tired more easily as moving is a mentally tiring and physically intensive task that will cause you fatigue and exhaustion.
- Taking breaks between organizing items will also increase the time.
Increase in demand due to medical reasons.
An ageing population means that there is an increasing demand to the industry due to medical reasons:
- Hips and joints wear out over time and strenuous work is no longer an option.
- Bone strength decreases as you age.
- Flexibility and strength of muscles are required for a house move.
- Mobility and accessibility of the pick up and drop off points will have to be considered.
A house move is an important event for people no matter the age and being punctual on this job is of utmost importance. When you relocate with older clients you need to consider the medical conditions and health risks involved as well, ensure that the client brings along with them their important medication and documentation before setting off.
What to do during an emergency?
Sometimes emergency situations will occur, when your client is older you need to make sure you know what to do during an emergency:
- Who is the emergency contact?
- Are there any medical conditions you should be aware of?
- Have you thought about any emergency medicine which might be required?
Sometimes an older client may want to assist and help with a move, under no circumstance should that be allowed any situation which may result in falls can be seriously damaging to your elderly client.
Opportunities for an aging society for removal businesses are there however with an elderly client you should take more care in their personal needs and physical condition during their job.