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

The improvements have been made without any additional cost to the business and since their implementation there has been no further discomfort reported by the operators.

Updated 2021-11-05