Peco Products are global market leaders of model railway accessories manufactured here in the UK. They reached out to Goods Lift designer, manufacturer and installer Penny Hydraulics as they had identified an opportunity to speed up efficiency and to reduce the physical strain on its employees.
“Essentially they had a member of staff making countless trips up and down stairs with arms full of boxes” says Rob Thomson, Southern Area Sales Manager for Penny Hydraulics Goods Lifts. “It was clear early on that a MezzLight with a bespoke platform size to accommodate their trolley would speed up their operation and take away the physical strain on their team”.
The MezzLight’s compact and self-contained design has minimal impact on the footprint of the building, and its safety features such as interlocked doors and hold-to-run operation encourage the prevention of injury.
The project has been an excellent example of how a goods lift can be an effective solution to manually handling boxes of goods between floors and thus reducing the risk of injury to a workforce.
“Statistics show that 35% of all work-related illnesses are musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).” Richard Short, Sales Director of Penny Hydraulics tells us. “An MSD can affect muscles, joints and tendons in all parts of the body, they are often connected to incorrect manual handling. That equates to over 469,000 workers suffering from work-related MSDs in 2017/18 and over 6.6 million working days lost. Penny Hydraulics design, manufacture, install and maintain specialist lifting equipment to remove any requirement of manual handling.’
Penny Hydraulics ( www.pennyhydraulics.com) has been manufacturing bespoke lifting solutions for over 40 years and design, manufacture, install and service a wide range of goods lift solutions including custom design and custom built lifting equipment for a wide range of different applications.