Pallet Strapping Machines help prevent knee injuries!
The Health & Safety at Work Act
The Act sets out the general duties which employers have towards employees and members of the public, and employees have to themselves and to each other. These duties are qualified in the Act by the principle of ‘so far as is reasonably practicable’. In other words, an employer does not have to take measures to avoid or reduce the risk if they are technically impossible or if the time, trouble or cost of the measures would be grossly disproportionate to the risk. What the law requires here is what good management and common sense would lead employers to do anyway: that is, to look at what the risks are and take sensible measures to tackle them.
Knee and back injuries.
It's not expensive or time consuming to minimise these risks, and in fact very considerable benefits accrue to both employee and employer should simple risk reducing measures be taken. The fundamental question addressed to an employer must be Do you care?
Repetitive movement of the knee or kneeling for long periods can cause a build-up of fluid over the knee joint, known as bursitis or "housemaid's knee". Housemaid's knee tends to affect people with certain jobs that involve kneeling such as manually strapping pallets where kneeling on a concrete floor often occurs when threading plastic strapping through pallet voids. Within the terms of the act there are low cost, simple measures that can be taken to eliminate the risk such as the mobile pallet strapping machines manufactured by a UK Plastic Strapping Company that place two plastic straps around a pallet - together - in a few seconds - without kneeling, so eliminating risk of this injury.
The question to all Companies that operate packing operations inevitably will be:,
How seriously is employee safety really taken, because non action in this case is difficult to justify, particularly where employee safety is coupled with other massive operational benefits. Take a look at these two videos which show how time and effort required to strap pallets can be reduced by at least 50%, with a dramatic improvement in employee safety.
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These Pallet Strapping Machines are just part of an extensive range of unique low cost mobile pallet strapping machines manufactured in UK and shown on www.pscl.co.uk
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