Lift Mates, two new products intended to reduce the risk of injuries to staff lifting and carrying boxes and packages, have been launched by Grip-It UK.
Solo Lift incorporates a trigger grip system that allows boxes to be lifted and carried using only one hand. It removes the need for the strain of under box lifting, according to Grip-It, and reduces the likelihood of a slip, trip or fall brought about by the obscured view of carrying a box.
For staff dealing with bulkier packaging, the two-handed Dual Lift system provides two detachable, temporary handles that grip the package. It allows the user to lift keeping their shoulders level and back straight, reducing the likelihood of injuries.
“People handling boxes are at an increased risk of suffering musculoskeletal injury,” said Roger Grimshaw of Grip-It UK.
“Until now people lifting individual boxes have had very little alternative but to lift them manually. Solo and Dual Lift makes box lifting and carrying not only easier but much safer.”