Material Lifts Promote Healthier, Happier Employees
In 2016, 5,190 workers died while on the job in the United States alone. That’s more than 99 people every week.
The majority of these fatalities take place on construction sites and in warehouses. And, the leading causes include people getting hit by or stuck in between objects.
These accidents are not inevitable. There are ways you, as an employer, can keep your workers safer. One of the most effective ways is with the right equipment.
A vertical material lift can play an important role in keeping people safe from injury in the workplace. They also come with various other benefits.
Here are five of them:
1. Protect Products and Goods
When workers have to carry heavy containers by hand, the chances of them dropping them is higher. That means your products are more likely to get damaged.
Material lifts can reduce the chances of damage to your products. With these lifts, your workers place the box or container in the lift and press a button. It’s as simple as that.
2. Reduce the Risk of Worker Injury
A vertical conveyor can reduce the chances of worker injury and death in some instances.
According to studies, manufacturing workers are at higher risk of disorders that affect the:
- Blood vessels
This is because their jobs involve them lifting and carrying heavy objects on a day-to-day basis. Vertical material lifts can help prevent some of these injuries and disorders.
3. Increase Efficiency and Productivity
When workers spend all day lifting and carrying heavy objects, they get tired. By the end of the day, they become too tired to lift and move containers at the same rate.
Material lifts take most of the burden off their shoulders. Better yet, lifts don’t get tired. They can carry on, going all day without becoming less efficient.
With this in mind, material lifts make your production line more efficient and productive.
4. A Material Lift Can Help You Increase Revenue
An increase in efficiency and productivity leads to higher revenue.
For example, let’s say you own a warehouse that processes heavy goods and sends them out to customers. The more containers your workers process, the more money you will make.
Investing in the right equipment will speed up your business processes, thus allowing your workers to focus on other revenue-generating activities.
5. You’ll Have Happier Employees
The key to employee satisfaction is comfort. If your workers aren’t comfortable, they won’t be happy and they won’t do their job as well as they could.
Workers who spend their days lifting and handling heavy objects are always tired. Additionally, they’re more prone to injury and their job is, in essence, more dangerous. Giving them the equipment they need to make their tasks easier will allow them to enjoy their jobs more. And, of course, higher employee satisfaction leads to increased productivity, and in turn, higher profits.
Choose the Best Lift for Your Company at PFlow Industries
A vertical material lift allows your employees to do their jobs to the best of their abilities by keeping them safer, happier, and more productive. Plus, a good lift can improve your business processes, and in turn, your profits.
If you want to add material handling solutions to your warehouses, contact PFlow Industries today. Whether you’re looking for new equipment or need new parts for your current solutions, one of our representatives will be happy to help.