Good news for postal services and parcel couriers who have to take into account strict ergonomic regulations in addition to speed and reliability.
For the French La Poste, Ancra Systems developed a system that transports the parcels from the trailer to the post sorting systems fully automatically. Both the trailer and the dock are equipped with an Ancra Systems conveyor installation.
This solution generates an immediate efficiency benefit in a responsible Health & Safety manner:
Facts about manual handling of goods
The figures don’t lie. Physical overloading is at the top of the list of work-related complaints in Europe. At least one in three European employees complains about it. That explains the increasing pressure to comply with the EU Directive “Manual handling of loads” (Directive 90/269/EEC).
A European campaign has been launched under the slogan ‘Lighten the load’. Employers are well-advised not to allow their employees to manually lift loads in excess of 23 kilo. If they do, then they run the risk of being held liable for employees who, for example, injure their backs.
Download here the Postal & Parcel Services document presented at Post-Expo 2009 (Hannover).