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September 12, 2012

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Lifting and handling – Hovmand Impact 70S lifter

Danish company Hovmand says it has added exciting new products to its range of intelligently-engineered moving and lifting equipment, said to be designed specifically to eliminate the potential problems of manual handling and increase efficiency in the workplace.

The company says its versatile new battery-operated Impact 70S lifter moves, lifts and handles up to 70kg of weight. The 70S is described as the entry-level model in the new Impact 70 series, which, adds Hovmand, includes a range of competitively-priced, high-quality, high-performance lifters that are extremely easy and simple for any member of staff to use.

The lifters in the 70 series are all operated by the new ‘H-commander – a unique joy-stick-like operation with a registered design, explains Hovmand. The company’s CEO, Søren Hovmand, adds: “With the right equipment, you can lift and move almost anything. The full Impact series extends from the basic, newly-designed and competitively-priced Impact 70, through Impact 80 and Impact 130, to the top-of-the range Impact 200.

“With the prices kept as low as possible for quality equipment, we are sure the Impact range will be greatly valued by our customers.”

To find out more about the range, visit

Approaches to managing the risks associated Musculoskeletal disorders

In this episode of the Safety & Health Podcast, we hear from Matt Birtles, Principal Ergonomics Consultant at HSE’s Science and Research Centre, about the different approaches to managing the risks associated with Musculoskeletal disorders.

Matt, an ergonomics and human factors expert, shares his thoughts on why MSDs are important, the various prevalent rates across the UK, what you can do within your own organisation and the Risk Management process surrounding MSD’s.

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