Bohle has announced the winner of its UK Health and Safety Week competition, held last month to promote safety at work.
Tim Carr, Onsite Manager, Savernake Hospital, Marlborough, Wiltshire, won a pair of high performance 601.1BL Veribor blue line pump-activated suction lifters, after being drawn at random from winning entries.
He was entered into the draw after correctly identifying 1974 as the year in which the Health and Safety at Work Act was introduced.
Tim said: “We’re delighted. We’ve already identified a lot of potential uses for handling heavy flat products and sheet materials - not just glass.
“For example, we fit a lot of fire doors and the suction lifters are ideal for alignment and installation. We also handle a lot of plasterboard, metal sheets – there are lots of potential uses.”
Designed to support the safe manual handling of glass, stoneware and metal, the 601.1BL has a parallel load capacity of up to 120kg and features a high visibility pressure gauge, which gives a clear indication of the strength of the vacuum and suitability for lifting.
Dave Broxton, Managing Director, Bohle, said: “Safety is paramount and the Health and Safety at Work Act has gone a long way to driving the dramatic shift in the attitude of industry and business towards it since the 1970s.
“Manual handling of glass or any other sheet material can present risks, which are significantly reduced through the use of the right equipment. The 601.1BL supports this by making handling easier and safer. This includes a gage so you can be absolutely certain that you have a secure fix.”
Since the Health & Safety At Work Act became law, there has been an 86 per cent reduction in fatal injuries while non-fatal injuries have fallen by 77 per cent. Despite the dramatic fall more than 142 workers still died from work related injuries and accidents in 2014/15.
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