Mecmesin Solutions for Job Task Evaluation
- Reduce injuries in the workplace
- Prevent damage to equipment
- Increase overall safety in the workplace
"the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health estimates that at least 23% of all work injuries are caused by manual handling tasks."
Prevent injuries from lifting heavy objects
Testing job tasks enables employers to assess their employees and potential candidates abilities to perform physically demanding tasks within the workplace. Factors, which could cause injuries, such as musculoskeletal disorders, can be changed or reduced to greatly improve the safety of the workplace and maintain compliance with current legislation, for example;
- ISO 11228 Parts 1, 2 & 3 - Ergonomics - Manual Handling
- Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974
How does the manual handling kit test job tasks?
The Mecmesin manual handling kit can assess whether tasks are feasible and safe to perform by mimicking the actions of the person e.g. to push, pull, lift, carry and rotate objects.
The kit not only measures the force required to undertake the task, but also the capacity of an individual to perform the task, enabling employers to effectively match the two together and attain the following benefits;
- Maximisation of occupational health and safety at work
- Improvements in productivity
- Reduction of costs incurred through injuries to personnel
- Compliance to relevant guidelines
Measuring the force to push and pull aircraft pallets and trailers
"As a leading handling agent in the air cargo industry our staff are often called upon to move heavy and unusual loads. We were seeking a tool that could help us measure the force for pushing and pulling aircraft pallets and trailers to ensure our teams health and safety. Mecmesin provided good assistance with helping us select a suitable product and have always been on hand to tackle any technical questions we have had."
Servisair UK Limited