Relieve employees from strenuous lifting and help them stay healthy, alert and productive by providing safe and efficient manual handling equipment in your operations.
It might not come as a surprise that the manual handling of goods occurs in most work environments and causes over a third of all workplace injuries? These common injuries includes working on the receiving line of incoming goods, stacking shelves, working on a conveyor line or even in the production line. The injuries that occur often have serious ramifications for both the employer and employee. Both are subject to lose both time and money, not to mention the physical suffering for the employee that is injured.
More often than not, it is impossible to avoid the manual handling of goods, and it’s important for the employer to examine the risks involved. One way is to provide health and safety protocol to prevent and avoid injury. Safe and efficient manual handling equipment will ensure a safe and efficient workplace, and greatly reduce the risk of worker injury. One important thing an employer can do increase worker safety is supply this type of equipment.
You should frequently inspect the area where manual handling occurs in your workplace. Try to decrease the amount of turning, ducking and reaching as much as you possibly can. These particular movements are what are prone to injuries. Modify your workplace area that will decrease the need to perform these injury prone movements, as well as lessen the distance needed to carry items from point A to point B. And always make sure the path to move goods is clear from any interference.
Safe and efficient manual handling equipment applied in your workplace will eliminate manual handling injuries. Employees won’t suffer from their injuries and your company will in turn reduce the costs of sick pay and insurance as well as keep an efficient workflow from not missing workers. An investment in quality manual handling equipment will be a great return on investment.