Aerospace & Automotive
The aerospace & automotive industries requires the best manual handling equipment on offer for optimised safety, productivity & efficiency. Advanced Handling has extensive experience in delivering solutions which meet these industry requirements.
Safety, quality and precision are key driving forces in the Aerospace and Automotive manufacturing industries.
The high-value components produced in this industry are ultimately responsible for keeping a wide range of vehicles operational and safe to meet stringent quality standards and maintain precision tolerances.
Leaders in the industry ensure they invest in the very best manual handling equipment to not only meet regulations but also to protect their people, products, processes and procedures as there are no second chances.
Known Risk Factors of Musculoskeletal Injury
Work-related musculoskeletal disorders are one of the leading causes of absence from work and it is usually the neck, upper extremities and lower back that are affected. These can affect employees as they complete routine tasks involving:
- Lifting heavy items.
- Reaching overhead.
- Pushing and pulling heavy loads.
- Working in awkward body postures.
- Performing the same or similar tasks repetitively.
Exposing employees to these risk factors increase a worker’s risk of injury, but it takes time to build up to a soft tissue injury it’s never too late to start being proactive.
How We Can Help
Manual handling is defined in the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007 as:
“Manual Handling involves any transporting or supporting of a load by one or more employees, and includes lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving a load, which by reason of its characteristics or unfavourable ergonomic conditions, involves risk, particularly of back injury, to employees”.
Our equipment helps specifically with reducing manual handling and supporting workers by providing equipment that will make the task much safer, easier and usually quicker.
If the solution is not one of our standard lifting units, then as the UK specialists in the design and manufacture of bespoke handling solutions, we can build unique lifting solutions to match our customers’ unique requirements. We have over 40 years of experience in the supply of materials handling equipment in all industries and all the design and manufacture of our products takes place in our new headquarters in the UK, so we’re right here whenever you need us.