Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about Manual Handling Equipment through some of our frequently asked questions. If you have further queries that are not answered here, please get in touch.

Manual Handling Equipment

We offer a range of manual handling equipment designed to take the stress and physical burden off staff. Our specialist equipment will provide you with a safe and more efficient workflow, improving your business position overall.

 Read our answered questions below for more benefits of specialist manual handling equipment and view our range of products.

According to National statistics, 2021/22 saw 477,000 musculoskeletal injuries with 42% being back-related.

Manual handling equipment takes the weight off the operator and provides an easy, safe and efficient method for any movement. With specialist equipment in place, workers no longer find a need to perform these dangerous tasks.

You can view more of these statistics on the Health and Safety Statistics 2022 file (our statistics being taken from page 5).

Manual handling equipment is a very broad term which covers almost any manually operated equipment used to lift, lower, push, pull, transport etc. Being specialists in bespoke material handling solutions, there is no application where handling equipment can’t assist.

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Balance manipulators utilise pneumatic cylinders to counteract and match the weight of a product. The upward force supplied by the cylinders is equal and opposite to the downward force caused by the product. This means the force applied by the operator is only the force required to move the arm. This results in the product feeling weightless.

As the stress is placed upon the equipment, there is no physical strain on the operator. The job is no longer taxing on the body, so the operator will have more energy, more motivation and the overall morale will improve as the job becomes easier and quicker.

With specialist handling equipment, your process becomes more efficient, quicker and safer. With a more efficient system, you work more productively, therefore producing higher profits.

A quicker system results in greater throughput and targets are met earlier. A safer system sees reduced absences and higher motivation, increasing your staff’s drive as well.