New equipment and Machinery

Important points to remember:

  • If new equipment or machinery is being purchased, it is vital that the user is considered.
  • If possible trials should be performed to ensure their suitability before purchase.
  • Trialling equipment could prevent the occurrence of issues arising such as discomfort or difficulty of use later on, alternative or specialist suppliers may need to be considered.
  • Where possible, consult or consider the users and the nature of the job to gain an understanding of the requirements.
  • Where there is a problem, change the way the job is done, how equipment and tools are used and how often.
  • Consider how maintenance and repair work will be completed on machinery and whether this will be user friendly.

Contact our Ergonomist Sarah Verrion if you have any queries or concerns.

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