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Reducing discomfort for hi-rise truck operators

The problem

Hi-rise trucks, used by all Warehouse operators, are used to access material stored at height within the Warehouse racking system. Potential ergonomic concerns surrounding use of the hi-rise trucks, identified from incident reports, observations and surveys, are;

The solution

A rotation policy has been implemented to significantly reduce any potential ergonomic issues related to the operation of a hi-rise truck. This allows the staff to change their body position and avoid static and repetitive muscle action. A number of the trucks also have adjustable control panels and seats that move up and down. These have been inspected on a regular basis to ensure they are in good working order and all staff have been shown how to utilise the adjustments for the controls.

The benefits

Updated 2008-12-05