Safe and ergonomic handling of precast concrete elements

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Safe and ergonomic handling of precast concrete elements

Sicheres und ergonomisches Handling von Betonsonderelementen

Type of item
Case study
Country
Germany
Languages

German

Provider
Provider (English)
German Social Accident Insurance for raw materials and chemicals industry - BG RCI
Provider (Original)
Berufsgenossenschaft Rohstoffe und chemische Industrie - BG RCI

Description

Precast concrete is a form of concrete that is prepared, cast and cured off-site. The Lithonplus GmbH & Co. KG is one of the leading manufacturers of concrete products for gardening and landscaping. These elements are often produced in special shapes. After the concrete is cured, the elements have to be turned. This task puts workers at highg risk of manual handling heavy loads in awkward positions. To avoid manual handling of heavy loads the company has developped a rotating device that is attached to the forklift truck and enables workers to move concrete parts of various dimensions and weights ergonomically and safely. The idea of the rotating device was awarded in 2017 by the German Social Accident Insurance for raw materials and chemicals industry  - BG RCI. 

Betonelemente in Sonderformen müssen nach ihrer Aushärtung gewendet werden. Diese Tätigkeit ist ergonomisch häufig ungünstig und birgt neben der körperlichen Belastung eine Unfallgefahr. Die Lithonplus GmbH & Co. KG (Hersteller von Betonprodukten) hat eine sicher bedienbare Drehvorrichtung entwickelt, die an den Gabelstapler angebaut wird und es mit einfachen mechanischen Mitteln ermöglicht, Betonteile verschiedener Abmessungen und Gewichte ergonomisch günstig und sicher zu bewegen. diese vorrichtung wurde 2017 durch den förderpreis der BG RCI ausgezeichnet.

Other data

Hazards
Awkward postures
Manual handling of loads
Health effects
Back pain or injury
MSDs unspecified
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.)
All (no specific group)
Prevention measures
Improving individual working techniques (e.g manual handling postures)
Technical measures e.g. ergonomic equipment
Purpose of the material
Other
Target audience
Employers
Managers
Supervisor
Workers
Type of visual resource
Film
Priority area
Prevention
Year
2017