How our products improve construction site safety
7 June 2019
Construction safety basics
More than 20% of accidents in EU and USA happen in the construction sector. Most common causes of these accidents are so-called fatal four: falls, being struck by an object, electrocutions, and being caught in between two objects. Besides fatal accidents, other hazards are causes of workers’ serious injuries. Manual tasks that impact the musculoskeletal disorders and health of workers: repetitive movements, sustained force, sustained postures, exposure to vibration, soft tissue injuries, acute or chronic pain, and nerve injuries.
In EU and USA the limited weight that construction workers can take by themselves is 25 kg, while in Australia it is limited to 20 kg. The risk of back injury increases with objects above the range of 16 – 20 kg. The upper weight limit to carry, lift, or lower objects is 55 kg. From this weight on, mechanical assistance must be provided.
We designed and patented products that improve safety on the construction sites, since they are:
- Light weight – there is much less risk of fall onto workers nor injuries,
- Easily mountable and demountable – modularity and less power tools needed,
- Easily stored and transported – less machinery or trucks needed.