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Health and Safety

Championing workplace safety since 1985, Palamatic ensures your business complies with regulations for operational, safe, and efficient material handling solutions.

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Prioritising Workplace Health and Safety Since 1985

Protecting your workforce and helping you comply with Health and Safety regulations is our number one priority. Since our inception in 1985, we have been designing, manufacturing, installing, and maintaining our professional material handling equipment for a spectrum of industries and sectors worldwide, and understand more than most how essential proper workplace health and safety compliance is to your business’s success, production, employees and product integrity.

Ensuring your business adheres to relevant health and safety regulations guarantees that your working environment and its material handling equipment are compliant, operational, safe, and efficient.

Why Is Adhering To Health and Safety Regulations Important?

The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992, as amended in 2002 apply to a wide range of manual handling activities, including lifting and moving of objects. By adhering to essential health and safety legislation, businesses can benefit from reduced risk of industrial accidents and injury.

By investing in effective health and safety solutions, such as our series of Industrial Vacuum Lifters and Hygienic Vacuum Lifters, you can ensure that your workforce and your workplace environment are protected from potential hazards and injuries and that productivity levels are maintained. Correct health and safety practices are a contributing factor to maintaining productivity levels; the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) estimated 909,000 working days were lost in 2013/14 due to handling injuries.

  • 6.6 days were lost for each handling injury
  • 24% of all reported injuries are handling-related
  • 8% of major/specified 25% of over-7-day injuries to employees involved in handling
  • Over-7-day injuries accounted for more than nine in ten of the total (18,354)
  • An estimated 54,000 reportable handling injuries resulted in more than three days’ absence from work – this was a rate of 190 per 100,000 workers (Labour Force Survey 2014)

Health and Safety – The Palamatic Solution

All Palamatic material handling solutions are designed with health and safety guidelines as a priority. Our leading equipment helps to reduce operator effort and fatigue, as well as negating the chance of manual handling injuries and repetitive strain injuries of the arms, hands and wrists.

Our commitment to workplace health and safety extends beyond typical industrial applications; Palamatic’s Custom Design and Solutions means that we can configure our material handling equipment to suit even hazardous environments that require ATEX certifications.


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