Getting Ergonomic with Lift Carts
No matter how much a business has invested in cutting-edge equipment, safety gear, and workplace training, the most valuable asset will always be employees. Keeping workers healthy and happy ensures more efficient production, lower worker turnover, a safer work environment, and lower insurance premiums. The aim should be to provide employees with the right tools for the job to ensure they can accomplish tasks without personal risk or daily frustration.
To aid in this goal, we highly recommend the use of a lift cart. Lift carts are lifting platforms where the lift mechanism operates via manual hydraulic operation (i.e. foot pump) or by an electric hydraulic motor. Hydraulic lift carts can be used to easily lift and move heavy objects that need to be worked on at a sitting or standing level. A lift cart allows the operator to adjust the platform height so the item they are working on is at a more comfortable, ergonomic working height. A more ergonomic work height helps reduce a worker’s repetitive bending, squatting, and stooping motions which aids in job efficiency and worker satisfaction.
A lift table is designed to be stationary while a hydraulic table cart (or lift cart) is mobile allowing workers to easily roll them from one workstation to another with minimal effort. Additionally, lift carts are available with a variety of lifting capabilities and lift heights. If an application regularly requires workers to lift and move very heavy items, a scissor lift cart with powered drive can make it easier to get the load from one area to the next. Remember, safety always yields efficiency when the right tools are available.
Hydraulic lift carts are available in a wide range of platform sizes and lift heights, meaning you’ll be able to find the right lift for tight spaces or large projects. It’s all about finding the perfect cart for your application. If you have any questions about which lift cart might be right for you or how to effectively deploy a lift cart into your workflow, please visit Hofequipment.com or contact us at 888.990.1150.