These are just some of the reasons why our customers have chosen to use Powered stair climbers. The real list is almost endless as some customers see that investing in the right equipment to take the strain out of lifting heavy awkward loads would actually increase staff retention and motivation and reduce risk of repetative strain injuries. Others see their investment as adding to their company’s professional image.
If you were to carry out a Manual Handling Assessment Chart (MAC) during a manual delivery of a typical fridge freezer weighing only 60 kilos up one flight of stairs with two people then you may reach a score of 23/29/23 for lift/carry/team.
The same application carried out by a powered stair climber and one operator will reduce all points so that a 17/8/0 score can be achieved. In plain English this means that the application can be done more times per hour and with reduced risk to your staff.
In 2005/2006 over 2 million people suffered work related ill health of which half suffered work related musculo-skeletal disorder (MSD). Manual Handling injuries are the most common type of occupational ill health in the UK.
You may feel, as with most of our customers before they contacted us, that there is no solution to your specific application/problem. If any of the above strikes a chord with you then it’s time to get some free impartial advice.