Minimise risk to workers during the festive season

The festive season is chaotic for most.

However, the run-up to Christmas is particularly busy for those who work in the retail, distribution, and haulage industries. 

From workers moving and lifting heavy parcels around warehouses to delivery drivers shipping products across the country. Employees are often at risk of a manual handling injury.

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By law, employers have a duty of care to protect their staff. Associated risks from workers carrying out their day-to-day work must be addressed. 

To reduce the risk of injury, tasks and processes should be redesigned or automated.

This festive season some UK national supermarkets have introduced the Stanley Sprinter 85 powered stair climbers to their delivery fleet in order to do just that.

With the help of a Sprinter 85 powered stair climber,  a supermarket delivery driver can now safely move heavy bags of Christmas shopping over awkward thresholds and up flights of stairs.  The chance of a manual handling injury occurring is therefore reduced. 

supermarket deliverydelivery workerAnd it is not just supermarket delivery drivers that are using the Sprinter range to fulfill high customer demand this season.

Several national couriers are utilising the Sprinter 190 machine to make sure that goods arrive on time for the ‘Big Day’.

This particular machine has a carrying capacity of up to 190kgs,  meaning that parcels such as TVs, washing machines, and even sofas arrive safely, and more importantly, the worker is protected. 

Find out more information about the Sprinter powered stair climber range here and guidance from HSE on reducing the risk of a manual handling injury at work here.

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