For anyone who has started a business from scratch you'll agree that the first year is a write-off. Learning everything from payroll, setting up bank accounts, systems, marketing and recruiting. It is all a blur. Vekta experienced the normal challenges of a start-up, however we...

Footprint, cost and service were three main factors that led Rainbow Frame and Truss to become the first Australian owners of a Vekta Razer V5. Rainbow Frame and Truss is located in Albany, four and a half hours south of Perth, Australia and has serviced...

Footprint, cost and service were three main factors that led Rainbow Frame and Truss to become the first Australian owners of a Vekta Razer V5. Rainbow Frame and Truss is located in Albany, four and a half hours south of Perth, Australia and has serviced...

For anyone who has started a business from scratch you'll agree that the first year is a write-off. Learning everything from payroll, setting up bank accounts, systems, marketing and recruiting. It is all a blur. Vekta experienced the normal challenges of a start-up, however we...

  Available Upgrades: Few realise that the first V5 Razer saw was built 13 years ago and is actually the longest running version of a linear saw in the world! This is because Vekta’s approach is different to most equipment suppliers. Rather than only releasing...

  Available Upgrades: Few realise that the first V5 Razer saw was built 13 years ago and is actually the longest running version of a linear saw in the world! This is because Vekta’s approach is different to most equipment suppliers. Rather than only releasing...

Adam has been involved in the truss and frame industry since 2004 where he was a lead truss builder with a modular home manufacturer. In 2009 he completed his B.S in Business Administration with management emphasis from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville giving him the perfect...

Eliminate the risk! According to the U.S. Department of Labor, handling is defined as: ‘Seizing, holding, grasping, turning, or otherwise working with the hand or hands.’ The overall view is that manual material handling tasks expose workers to physical risk factors including fatigue and injury. Aspects to be aware of include- awkward postures; repetitive motions; forceful exertions; pressure points and static postures. In summary-
  • Employees lifting completed trusses and stacking them IS considered a manual material handling task
  • Having a team lifting policy- STILL a manual material handling task!
Solutions-
  • Ignore it- I’ve never had an issue- Why now?
  • Eliminate the risk while at the same time increase your plant productivity and efficiency!