An awareness of best practice for physical safety extends beyond the correct use of heavy machinery to the often routine manual handling tasks that we take for granted.
Routine actions, regardless of their frequency, should be carried out in a safe manner. Lifting a load that we consider achievable should be assessed to understand how often it is required, the strain it could put on different people of different sizes and whether or not that task could be simplified, made more efficient and, most of all, made safer by the use of the correct equipment.
Assess Manual Handling Risks
Briggs Equipment has produced this guide to manual handling best practice which serves to highlight the many instances in operations like warehousing that pose a potential risk to operators who should have a mechanical, rather than physical, means of doing their jobs.
The checklist takes you step by step through the stages of evaluating your application. The powered pallet truck is just one of the ways in which a process can be made safer, reducing injuries and the lost working time associated with them, saving money in lost productivity and helping to improve a business’s health and safety record.
To find out more, download the guide below or contact us to request a printed version.