Improper manual handling is one of the leading causes of injury at work. It can result in work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) which account for over a third of all workplace injuries.
Manual handling injuries can be a risk in a multitude of work settings – from offices, schools, warehouses and hospital to building sites, factories and laboratories. It’s vital you take the proper steps to ensure your team stay safe.
The risks become even greater when goods or equipment need to be transported up or down stairs. Trip and fall hazards are increased and there’s also the potential that heavy items could fall down flights of stairs. If these are risks you’re grappling with in your work place, it might be time to think about using stair-travel technology to assist your goods handling.
When to Use Machinery
As part of your risk assessment, you’ll need to consider whether manual handling risks can be avoided altogether, reduced or minimised. Automation and the use of machinery may be preferable when loads are simply too dangerous to be transported by team members alone, or if the task in question is a repetitive activity which could put too much strain on employees.
Goods handling equipment comes in many shapes and sizes, so it’s easy to find the right equipment for the job. Here at AspireGB, we stock a range of stair-travel solutions to suit different goods handling tasks. From the Compact 150 Goods Platform – great for negotiating smaller landings – to the Stairline Cargo-Climb 200SL – ideal for larger products including photocopiers, printers, and catering equipment.
Whether you’re looking for a long or short term solution, get in touch today to discuss your needs with our team.