Source: http://www.absolutee-zup.com/, February 19, 2014
Work Safer. Work Smarter. Increase Your Bottom Line.
Many look only at a ladder’s purchase price and think that it’s a low-cost solution for low-level access, but the risk associated with ladders is high. In 2009, over 220,000 occupational jobsite and work area accidents were attributed to ladder usage. Ladders accounted for 30% of disabling workplace falls from heights in 2011, and 68% of these injuries were retail, installation/maintenance /repair and construction related accidents.* As a result, insurance premiums are at least 15% higher when using a ladder or rolling ladders vs. low-level access equipment.**
Workers are a company’s most valuable asset. An injured worker is not a productive one, which increases costs. Additionally, higher insurance premiums and liability eat away at the bottom line.
Safer, More Efficient
Safety standards now require three points of contact when working on a ladder over 6 feet tall. This makes it inefficient, unsafe and virtually impossible to handle material with one hand.
Absolute E-Z Up’s low-level access equipment is a safer alternative to ladders. These manual and self-propelled drive systems protect workers by using double foot sensors, proportional drive systems and automated stationary brakes. Flashing lights and audible operational alarms protect both the operators and those nearby. Key switches control when the unit is used and by whom. All of these features reduce risk of injury and liability.
The Bottom Line
If you reduce loss-time due to injury, you lower costs and increase productivity and profits. When considering all costs, Absolute E-Z UP is the safe, low-cost solution. Experience for yourself how the Absolute E-Z Up line of equipment can reduce risk and increase profits and productivity. Contact us today for more information or to set up a demo. See and feel the quality first hand.
* 2012 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index
**Liability insurance providers