Female carpenter carrying a wood panel across the shop floor

Increasing health and safety in the wood products industry

Handling both raw materials and finished items in wood product manufacturing is in some ways a perfect storm of lifting challenges. Combining large material sizes, weights, and often porous surfaces with hard to manoeuvre forms, the manual handling solutions in use- such as  moving large plywood or wood sheets or furniture – makes following safety procedures difficult but necessary.

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How you can improve occupational health & safety through smart lifting

Workplace health and safety is key to achieving sustainable working conditions. Occupational ill-health and accidents remain frequent in many industries, and their cost in terms of human suffering and economic consequences continues to be significant.

Promoting occupational health and safety to improve overall working conditions is important, not only to ensure the well-being of workers but also to positively impact productivity. Healthy employees are more motivated, enjoy greater job satisfaction and contribute to better-quality products and services. Thereby also enhancing the overall quality of life for individuals and society.

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Increase workplace productivity with (smart) lifting equipment

If it’s one word that describes today’s work situation, it’s BUSY. Manufacturing and logistics companies are constantly looking for ways to be more productive and get more work done in a shorter time period. In this strive, manual material handling is a common but often unknown barrier to success. Using smart material handling equipment will help you boost workplace productivity in more ways than one.

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Managing risks when unpacking shipping containers

An estimated 21 million shipping containers are currently moving goods from one point to another, with over 500 million loose loaded container shipments every year. This poses challenges to container unloading health & safety as the large majority of loose loaded containers are loaded and unloaded manually. What we need is an efficient, economical way to manage health and safety risks when packing and unpacking containers.

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