Automation goes without saying

Back to MSDs and filter
Automation goes without saying

L’automatisation coule de source

Type of item
Case study


Provider (English)
Provider (Original)


The Afica foundry specialises in copper-based alloys. In Isles-sur-Suippe, in the Marne region, the family-owned SME has automated the most demanding tasks to make the work of its employees easier. Automation has made it possible to drastically reduce manual handling and repetitive movements, thus limiting the risk of MSD. It has also removed the risk of accidents, particularly burns, and limited work in the heat.

La fonderie Afica est spécialisée dans les alliages à base de cuivre. À Isles-sur-Suippe, dans la Marne, la PME familiale a automatisé les tâches les plus sollicitantes pour faciliter le travail des salariés. « L’automatisation a permis de réduire drastiquement les manutentions manuelles et les gestes répétitifs, limitant ainsi les risques de TMS. Elle a aussi éloigné les salariés de risques d’accident, de brûlure notamment, et limité le travail à la chaleur.

Access tool

Language of original language description


Other data

Manual handling of loads
Poor work environment, e.g lighting
Repetitive movements/work
Health effects
Back pain or injury
MSDs unspecified
Prevention measures
Improving individual working techniques (e.g manual handling postures)
Technical measures e.g. ergonomic equipment
Reducing/minimising the risk by organisational measures, e.g. reducing the number of workers exposed, job rotation
Purpose of the material
Awareness raising
Target audience
All (no specific target audience)