Because there is a direct relationship between productivity and the health of your workforce, it’s important that you take every precaution to ensure the health and safety of your employees. In most cases, keeping your employees healthy is simply a matter of providing them with the equipment they need to complete the task at hand. If that task happens to involve lifting and material handling then a forklift is the most helpful piece of equipment you can buy.
Here are just a few of the ways that a forklift will ensure the health and safety of your employees:
- Protection from Heavy Lifting
Even with the correct lifting techniques and safety equipment, heavy lifting can be extremely dangerous. In addition to putting themselves at risk of severe back injury, workers who perform heavy lifting also risk broken bones or severed extremities as a result of dropping heavy boxes on themselves. Fortunately, a forklift eliminates the need for manual heavy lifting.
- No Back Strain
Constant bending and stretching is an easy way for your employees to injure their backs, especially when they are lifting and moving heavy boxes or equipment. One of the benefits of a forklift, then, is that it minimizes the amount of strain placed on your workers’ backs.
- Reduced Fatigue
The mental and physical fatigue caused by manual lifting puts your workers at a higher risk of injury. For one, mental fatigue causes workers to inadvertently put themselves in dangerous positions that can result in bodily harm. Physical fatigue, on the other hand, can weaken the body and make your employees more susceptible to injury. So if you want to reduce worker fatigue, let a forklift do the heavy lifting.
Liftow Limited is committed to helping you improve productivity and worker safety by providing the most exceptional material handling equipment, products, and training. We sell new and used Toyota lift trucks for use in any industry. For additional information on our lift truck inventory, visit our website or call (866) 626-4299.