Materials Handling offers clients an extensive materials handling product range and a comprehensive, 336 page, full colour catalogue, which will assist in finding exactly the right product for the user’s specific requirements.
Materials Handling’s products and systems introduce effective devices and procedures to reduce the risk of workplace injuries, particularly back related injuries. Material Handling is committed to all facets of workplace health and safety considerations to increase productivity, efficiency and profitability.
What is materials handling?
Many individuals and organisations are unaware of what the words materials handling mean and what Materials Handling can do for them. The definitive answer is that materials handling is the terminology, process and psychology of the movement (handling), control and protection of goods (materials) as they are manufactured, distributed, stored, used and disposed of environmentally and safely while improving profitability and productivity.
Materials Handling’s objective
Materials Handling strives to apply cost effective technology, products, know how, experience, quality systems and service to a particular problem. The objective is to provide equipment and systems for workplace health and safety, accident prevention and environmental protection that will satisfy the user’s needs.
Benefit for the user
With Materials Handling’s 25 years of experience, the user gain by enhanced productivity, efficiency, safety, profitability, a more contented workforce and a commitment to environment.
Workplace health and safety
All of Materials Handling’s products and systems introduce effective devices and procedures to reduce the risk of workplace injuries particularly back related injuries. Material Handling is committed to all facets of workplace health and safety considerations to increase productivity and profitability and have personnel working with ease.
The ergonomic edge
Injuries can be prevented.
The human back is an amazing feat of bionic engineering, consisting of about 26 bones, 100 joints, hundreds of muscles and thousands of nerves. With such a complex arrangement problems are experienced, when the back is asked to bear too much. Daily and frequent bending, twisting, lifting and moving heavy objects or loads near the limit of human ability will slowly but steadily wear out the human body. Furthermore, heavy lifting always involves the risk of a back injury.
Injuries can hurt your business
Hoping that workers will use the correct lifting technique is not enough. Despite training, warning and education, the right lifting technique will be ignored and injuries will occur. These injuries can physically, mentally and financially impair a worker for life and rack up thousands of dollars in cumulative trauma disorder injuries.
Stop the cycle
Light loads do cause injuries over time. The consequence, to Australia’s economy, of doing the same job repetitively, while using incorrect lifting devices or relying on technique, is billions, not millions, of dollars in cumulative trauma disorder injuries.
Lifting loads over and over causes the majority of back injuries. The strength and size of the worker is unimportant to the risk. What is important is the number of times they lift a day / week / month / year.
The end of injuries
When workers are on the job, their health is on the line. Organisations have the power to stop injuries by evaluating all, manual handling, tasks and restructuring the task. They can also embrace new technology and utilise materials handling devices that facilitate work processes, workstations and tools. The ergonomic edge will increase productivity, protect profits and improve the competitiveness of the organisation. If investments in ergonomic handling devices returned only a 1% increase in efficiency, higher profits will be guaranteed.
The ergonomic edge
The science of ergonomics is a concept that fits the job to the person. Each job is designed to accommodate each worker's specific limits. The result is workers only use tools and equipment that are compatible with their abilities therefore reducing fatigue, promoting comfort and safeguarding them against injury. With the correct application of Materials Handling’s products the user will be working with ease.