Completed. Health & Safety Exec. HM Government testing of iTip Handles

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) Science Division independently tested the use of iTip Handles on different manual handling devices. These included wheelchairs, wheelbarrows, stretchers, retail cages and sack trolleys. The team used sensors on a number of different human body build's to measure the strain effect on the subjects.

The ergonomics laboratory summarised "it decreases the risk of musculoskeletal symptoms and increases safety when tipping".

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Why are iTip Handles so important for health & safety onsite?

Why risk it? By using iTip handles it is possible to reduce the number of construction workers, agriculture workers and landscapers injured as a result of musculoskeletal disorders. It makes repetitive tasks easier for workers, lessening injuries and improving wellbeing.

There are over 58,000 Non-Fatal injuries to workers each year.

12,760 people are injured while handling, lifting or carrying each year.

"A better biomechanical efficiency in the arms and hands, making it easier on the joints of the shoulders, elbows and wrists." click HERE for full report.

Chartered Physiotherapist

Importance of Health & Safety in Construction

When employees move and handle goods, the risk of injury is high. Even with light loads, the repetition of the task can cause injuries. It is an area that is recognised for the need of improvement.

iTip Handles have been analysed by the HSE (see above) to reduce the causes of musculoskeletal disorders.

To make sure iTip Handles are fit for purpose, they have been extensively independently stressed tested for heavy-duty construction use. Click the button to see the positive test reports;

Load tests for iTip Handles

"As a sports physiotherapist I am delighted by this revolution to enable individuals to lift and unload a wheelbarrow safely." click HERE for full report.

Jane Younger (Sport Therapist)

Health and Safety professionals always apply the hierarchy of control when assessing risks. Often the solution for a manual handling task is to reduce the risk of injury by introducing wheelbarrows, trolleys or sack trucks into our task design. However, this introduces new ergonomic risks in the form of:

  • Fixed handles with no flexibility of movement.
  • Difficult grip in a fixed position.
  • Need to change grip for the final movement of tipping the load – creating jarring action.
Increase the effectiveness of your controls by eliminating poor ergonomic handling of your manual handling equipment and removing likelihood of jarring injuries – you no longer need to rely on training alone.

HSE’s Risk assessment of pushing and pulling (RAPP) tool – inclusion of iTip Handles on your equipment when completing this assessment will significantly improve your outcome movement.