Akon is your premium source for lift table guarding for your new or used lift tables.Choosing the correct size and type of guarding for your lift is important and that is what Akon can help you with. Click here to receive a quote. We specialize in standard and custom scissor lift table guarding which can eliminate the risk of your employees being hurt by the moving scissors.Many plants and engineers overlook this safety device due to the additional cost that it can add to the initial purchase of the equipment. However, it is not a safety device that should be taken lightly.
Lift Table Accidents Cost A Lot of Money
There are many ways to cut cost in manufacturing, but safety devices should be the exception. If you think about the cost savings of a $200 scissor lift table guard versus the cost of an operator getting injured there really is no comparison.
An injury can cost a company hundreds of thousands of dollars in downtime, litigation, and training new operators. The risk is just not worth the reward. You can view the statistical data to see for yourself.
All business both large and small need to realize the true cost of injuries as they really are quite substantial. For every dollar they spend on the direct cost of the workers injury, they will spend much more just to cover the indirect hidden costs.
Use Lift Table Guards or Incur the Costs
- Productivity lost
- Productivity time lost by the employees and supervisors who visit the victim
- The time it takes to clean up and restart the operations that were interrupt by the accident
- The time it takes to hire someone else to replace the victim until they return to work
- The time and material required to repair or replace any of the equipment that was damaged
- Reduced morale with all the workers in the plant
- And the biggest cost of all, the lawsuits and lawyers which could get millions due to negligence
Accidents Can Be Prevented
You can see that these costs will add up quickly. The only way to reduce these expenses is to take serious consideration to all safety devices in your facility when planning your production. For instance with our scissor lift table guarding you can reduce one of the biggest dangers in a manufacturing plant, pinch points. Scissor tables are notorious for injuring workers who carelessly place their hands or feet inside the lifts. It only takes a moment of carelessness to rest your arm or leg inside or near a moving piece of equipment.
On the bright side, these accidents can be prevented if management takes the time and financial resources to purchase the necessary safety devices. Akon is a firm believer that every employer has a legal obligation to provide and maintain a safe and healthful workplace for their employees. Often times this can be as simple as walking through your manufacturing plant and noting any moving equipment that is not properly covered by lift table bellows. Write down the location, the equipment, and then give that detailed list to the safety department or the plant manager. Then make a recommendation that scissor lift table guarding can prevent serious operator injuries.