FOOD INDUSTRY OVERVIEW

30%

INJURIES DUE
TO MANUAL HANDLING

60%

INJURIES ARE DUE
TO HEAVY LIFTING

767

3 DAYS OR
MORE OFF WORK

DAIRY CREST
CASE STUDY

Who are you?
Dairy Crest is an integrated dairy business. The company’s performance is driven by a strong portfolio of brands created from our rich and varied history

What was the issue?
Our original Reel lifter was causing more issues than good, employees were becoming so frustrated with the original machine that they were instead choosing to do the heaving lifting themselves.

How did S-Craft help?
S-craft were keen to provide us with a solution and truly cared about making our work environment more safe and efficient. We were thoroughly impressed by the commitment shown by the S-craft staff, even when the unit became out of order due to our own actions, S-Craft again only cared about resolving the problem as fast as they could.

Impact on the workplace
We noticed the impact of the Impox 70 most during the short period of time in which the unit was out of order. During this time members of staff had spoken out about how they felt they were unable to complete their work and were not resorting to any manual handling. From this, it was plain to see that the members
of staff had now seen the advantages of using the unit.]

Product used
Impox 70

CHELBURY
CASE STUDY

Who are you?
Dairy Crest is an integrated dairy business. The company’s performance is driven by a strong portfolio of brands created from our rich and varied history. We stay true to our strong links to the countryside, our dairy heritage, and the people that work for our business. These values have allowed us to continually create exceptional food, loved by every generation.

What was the issue?
Our team were initially tipping 120-litre wheelie bins by hand into a tipping skip. This required 2 members of the team to support one another due to the weight of the load, resulting in low efficiency and high risk of injury.

How did S-craft help?
The information on the site alone answered many our questions and the S-craft staff were able to assure our confidence in the Bin Tipper. They understood that to see the full benefits of the product it would need to be brought on site-, A full free trial followed.

Impact on the workplace
The Dumpmaster has completely eliminated the possibility of injury and our workplace has become significantly more efficient. We no longer use 120-litre wheelie bins as the Bin Tipper has allowed us to lift a capacity of 240 litres, with the task itself only needing to be undertaken by 1 member of staff.

Product used
Dumpmaster

NOBLE FOODS
CASE STUDY

What was the issue?
Our workplace had fallen victim to a number of manual handling accidents, due to the strain of pushing and pulling an average pallet weight of 340kg. This, combined with the limited control of the Manual Hand Pallet Truck meant that Noble Foods experienced unwanted injuries, time lost and compensation fees.

How did S-craft help?
S-craft were not only interested in finding a solution to our problem but also took into consideration our working environment. From this point on my enquiry was processed almost immediately which came as a great surprise as my past experiences with this type of company have been very slow. At no point did I feel like they were just selling me a one-off product.

Impact on the workplace
My working day has become far more enjoyable. The tasks in which I have to undertake are much quicker and easier. I don’t have to worry as much about the weight of the pallet that I am manoeuvring. Overall I am in a far safer working environment.” Pioter Nalewhiski

Product used
Fully Powered Hand Pallet Truck

For the period 2011-2012 IOSH released data working within the food industry within the UK sampling close to 20% of the entire industry workforce. It was revealed that there were over 767 injuries resulting in 3 or more days off, 133 major injuries and 2 fatalities. 30% of the total injuries were incurred due to manual handling, and 60% of the manual handling injuries were due to heavy lifting. This results in a staggering 18% of all injuries within the food industry. HSE Statistics stated that between 2013/2014 and 2015/2016 the injury rate per 100,000 workers was the 3rd highest in recorded history, with well over 1920 injuries per 100,000 workers.