Tilt tables, also known as lifting tables, lift tables, scissor lifts and platform lifts are used to raise, tilt or lower a platform safely. They make overhead tasks safer and more efficient and help to improve the proper location of materials which reduces work related injuries.
Lifting tables are designed to reduce injury and worker fatigue. Cumulative trauma disorders are the leading occupational hazard for workers. This trauma results from repetitive motions and injuries caused by working in awkward positions for long periods of time, which can lead to:
1.Increased medical costs
2.Increased worker’s compensation costs
4.Low employee morale
In Ontario the average cost of a lost-time injury claim through WSIB in 2007 was $ 98 000. These high worker injury costs can be reduced by using ergonomically designed equipment such as a tilt table. These tables help workers avoid the risk of injury by reducing musculoskeletal disorders, force, awkward positions and repetitive motions, all of which lead to injuries and wasted time and energy.
Tilt tables provide immediate returns in increased safety, productivity and improved employee morale. Tilt tables can contribute to your organization through their:
Lifting tables are used to raise and position materials for workers in a way that will help reduce potential injuries. There are a number of safety options available for these tables, including:
5.Individual fail arrest devices
Lift tables are a popular industrial ergonomic solution and for this reason they are used in a wide variety of industries, including:
3.Paper, printing and publishing
4.Warehousing and distribution
6.Heavy machinery and transportation
There are a number of different varieties of tilt tables to suit your company’s individual needs and these tables come in both standard and custom made models. Although different tables use different mechanisms to operate most share a common design which integrates hydraulic cylinders and an electrical motor to activate the lifting mechanism.
R&D Ergo are suppliers and custom solution providers of in-line process and material handling equipment. Assisting employers who believe in implementing workplace safety to avoid injury, R&D Ergo are experts in workplace safety solutions and provide a wide variety of products and applications, including tilt tables to solve workplace safety needs.