Are your staff continuously handling heavy loads like sacks, boxes or drums? If there is a possibility of injury, you have a duty of care to avoid manual handling as far as reasonably practicable. As a responsible employer, you’ve probably thought about finding a solution.Read More
This case study, featured in an HSE guidance paper, highlights a typical problem of transferring full cases from a conveyor at waist level to a pallet at floor level by hand,
It outlines the problems inherent in the task and then offers some practical solutions available to provide safer handling.
This case study, featured in an HSE guidance paper, highlights a typical problem in discharging heavy sacks by hand, It outlines the problems inherent in the task and then offers some practical solutions available to provide safer handling.Read More
Pre-cut and jig assembled, they make installation so easy and time-efficient that anyone can do it.
The unique design of the Sigma pallet gate allows special adaptions for non-standard applications not possible with standard up-and-over pallet gates.Read More
Eyebolts, one of the most used items of lifting gear, have severe limitations in usage and a high level of accidents occur as the result of misuse. Eyebolts are used in a wide variety of applications to provide lifting points on loads and selecting the right type can be a minefield.
This guide explains all you need to know about the types available. And information on the new alternatives to eyebolts. Modern lifting points, swivel links, and hoist rings are a safer and popular option for modern lifting operations. Although there is not a specific standard for these, several reputable manufacturers make them to their own designs. These new generation lifting points offer advanced engineering and increased load capacities over traditional eyebolts.
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Using heavy tools on a daily basis will eventually impact on a worker’s health. Long time repeated tool handling will take its toll on a tool operator’s muscles, nerves, blood vessels, ligaments, and tendons. It doesn’t matter how fit your operators are; the same repeated application of small amounts of force is enough to cause long term damage.
Fortunately, there is an easy fix. You don’t have to provide lighter tools for your operators or limit the hours they spend working. You just have to take the load off their shoulders. A simple tool balancer, positioned above your operator’s workstation, will carry the weight of your tool so your operator doesn’t have to. Here’s a guide to picking the right tool balancer to improve your operator’s ergonomics.Read More
The ‘work smarter not harder’ mantra is even more relevant with the return to work following the Covid 19 lockdown. Social distancing requirements in work areas has seen safety managers consider new ways of handling products with less people.
The opportunities for the use of lightweight lifting systems and smart handling devices are becoming wider with a greater choice of structural materials, lifting capacities and installation options all helping to open up the workplace to new solutions.Read More
When you need an electric hoist with special features or adaptable to your application, look no further than the GIS outstanding range.
Simple and easy to use – reliable and safe in operation – long-lasting and easy to maintain. GIS electric chain hoists have been developed and manufactured in Switzerland for more than 55 years. Hundreds of thousands of them are in operation worldwide - indoors or outside and in your industry too!