Reduce Manual Handling in your Workplace in 2020
What’s Your New Year’s Resolution?
Did you know:
According to the HSE, in 2017/18…
- Over a third of all workplace injuries reported to HSE involved manual handling.
- Over 450,000 employees in the UK suffered from workplace musculoskeletal disorders many of which were caused by manual handling in the workplace.
- Over 6.6million working days were lost due to musculoskeletal disorders.
Reduce manual handling in 2020:
Make 2020 your year to make a difference. The start of a new year brings about the pressure to create a New Year’s Resolution which often revolves around improving one’s self. But why not go one step further and make a New Year’s Resolution for your whole team or even your whole company to strive to achieve? Reduce (or even better remove) manual handling at work and create a happier and healthier environment for your employees.
Investing in specialist lifting, handling and manoeuvring solutions will help you minimise the risks associated with manual handling and the risks of your company, your colleagues or even you, becoming part of the above statistics. At the same time, you’ll also be dramatically improving health and safety, increasing efficiencies and improving your overall productivity!
How you can achieve this?
One of the first stages to achieving your new year’s resolution is to identify which tasks and processes your employees carry out every day (sometimes without even realising it) that rely on manual handling in some shape or form.
Remember this covers any task requiring pushing, pulling, bending, stretching, twisting, lifting and manoeuvring! This could be something as simple as an employee reaching for a box in an archive room or someone loading or unloading a pallet. Without realising it, these repetitive and mundane tasks could easily be damaging their health. But replacing the manual aspect with a lifting aid such as a Pronomic Archive Lifter or an EZ Loader could make all the difference!
How we can help?
If you’re not sure where to start, contact our team of experts today to arrange an over the phone or on-site consultation. Whatever the application, environment or industry, we’ll be able to advise and work with you to find a solution that’s right for you whether a goods lift or scissor lift table, a completely custom lifting aid, or even nothing from us at all! Sometimes, a reorganisation is all it needs to make a difference.
So, make 2020 your company’s year to reduce manual handling, make a BIG difference and create a happier and healthier workplace! Be part of the 20% of people who keep their New Year’s Resolutions in 2020 with help from Advanced Handling.