Lifting is a regular procedure across a number of working industries across the United Kingdom as employees are tasked with the responsibility of carrying machinery, equipment and products of variable shape, size and weight. Retail companies who utilise a warehouse facility for storage capacity is an archetypal example of a work environment in which material handling is of utmost importance to the daily operational process.
From boxes to crates, employees must be able to effectively manage and organise stock products to ensure organisation is maintained in the warehouse, and to effectively replenish shop floor shelves if and when required. Both play a fundamental part in providing the quality of customer service and product management required, in accordance with consumer demand, to be an efficient and successful company.
As part of health and safety regulations, employees should be taught how to carry out effective lifting techniques through correct utilisation and position of the legs, back and arms. They are tailored to not only allow people to lift and carry heavy boxes and products across the workplace, but also prevent strain on the body and any injuries which could be detrimental. Poor lifting techniques can lead to pulls or tears in the muscles which can not only be considerably painful, but may also lead to a period away from the workplace.
Companies who provide their employees with lifting equipment can effectively remove the possibility of any decrease in efficiency, performance and productivity levels through injuries caused by poor lifting techniques. Trucks, trolleys and roll cages can be effectively utilised to ensure employees place minimal strain upon their body to effectively carry out their roles and responsibilities without causing an injury to themselves or fellow colleagues.