Ergonomic stands have become staple equipment in any food processing facility.
The differing heights of employees, mixed with the growing awareness of musculoskeletal disorders caused from stretching, twisting, overreaching, and repeated awkward movements, has made ergonomic stands necessary to keep employees safe and accident reports (and costs!) down. A facility without ergonomic stands opens itself up to a greater risk of employee injuries and a greater risk of shelling out thousands of dollars for those injuries.
A quick Google search of ergonomic stands will produce thousands of results – everything from fiberglass platforms to aluminum to stainless steel. With so many material options, let alone size and style, how can you choose the best ergonomic stand for your plant?
While ergonomic stands made out of any other material may try to tout it’s ability to compete, stainless steel ergonomic stands are the best option for sanitary design, easy cleaning, and durability. Other materials just can’t stand up like stainless steel.
6 Main Benefits
To help you in your decision process, we’ve compiled 6 benefits of purchasing stainless steel ergonomic stands:
Long Service Life
Ergonomic stands constructed from high-grade stainless steel are durable, and can withstand years of rigorous use without wearing down or breaking. They are capable of holding the weight of any employee over multiple daily shifts for years.
The corrosion resistant properties of stainless steel reduce or eliminate the need for sandblasting, scraping and painting. Due to the durable nature of stainless steel, there is little to no maintenance required for ergonomic stands.
Stainless steel is one of the best materials to use when constructing equipment and ergonomic stands for use in food processing facilities. It’s natural properties keep bacteria from harboring in the material, and allows for easy and fast cleaning.
Stainless steel ergonomic stands are durable enough to withstand the most demanding environments due to it’s natural corrosion, abrasion, and chemical resistance.
Coupled with a non-slip spray application, stainless steel ergonomic stands are slip-resistant, providing your employees with double the safety protection. Not only will stainless steel ergonomic stands position your employees at the right height to prevent injury, the non-slip application will prevent unnecessary slips and falls.
Custom Designed for Your Application
When purchased from a custom design and manufacturing shop, stainless steel ergonomic stands can be designed to fit your specific application needs – whether attached to equipment, incorporated into a mezzanine, or free standing on the floor.
Don’t Take Our Word for It
If you’re looking for an ergonomic stand that lasts, stainless steel is the route to go. Don’t believe us? Here’s what one customer had to say about the durability of stainless steel ergonomic stands:
Fusion Tech designed an impressive adjustable floor stand that met our needs for durability, sanitation, and a cleanable non-slip surface. These stands have endured a 2 shift operation since 2008 and are still in great condition.
– Chris Hanish, John Morrell Food Group
Go with High Quality
Outfit your facility with high quality, durable ergonomic stands from Fusion Tech. Our team will custom design and manufacture ergonomic stands to fit your specific application needs, and withstand any demanding environment. Learn more about our custom designed ergonomic stands by clicking the button below.