Thursday 29th Sep 2016 - Logistics Manager

Tesco reduces manual handling incidents by 60pc

Tesco Distribution has reduced its manual handling incidents by 60 per cent, helped by a new bio-mechanics study.

Tesco reduces manual handling incidents by 60pcThe study, commissioned by health and safety company Pristine Condition and Tesco Distribution, measured the manual handling risk reduction when using Pristine principles across a number of Tesco distribution centres.

A ViSafe wireless motion sensor technology was used to measure movement and muscle activity during tasks before and after Pristine’s manual handling training.

“Pristine has a fantastic approach towards manual handling challenges and their training has led to a significant reduction in accidents, injuries and claims for Tesco,” said Tesco Distribution safety risk manager Simon Pritchard.

“Since implementing the Pristine Condition Programme, Tesco Distribution have achieved a 60 per cent reduction in manual handling incidents and are leading the way for supermarkets in manual handling best practice.”