Keyline, the UK’s leading distributor of construction and civils materials, has invested close to £1 million to provide Yard Grab equipment at its yards across the UK. This measure has been taken as part of an on-going Keyline programme to enhance employee health and safety.
The Yard Grab is a hydraulic lifting device that enables just a single slab or other single product unit to be lifted with ease. Previously colleagues would take on this task manually and, across the course of a day, this could mean a lot of heavy lifting. Since introducing the Yard Grabs, manual handling at certain yards has been reduced by up to 80%, giving Keyline colleagues more time to spend with customers.
Richard Byrne, Safety Director at Keyline said, “We’ve had some tremendous feedback from our yard colleagues since introducing the Yard Grabs, it’s really making a big difference to their health and job satisfaction. We think this more than justifies our investment.”
Keyline is committed to improving the well-being and safety of its colleagues and will be announcing further advances in 2016.