CHEP aims to halve vibrations

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CHEP is targeting a 50 per cent reduction in the vibration levels of tools and machinery used at its UK depots as part of its Zero Harm policy.

Regular use of equipment such as power saws and nail guns can lead to health issues related to vibration.

To address this, CHEP has taken on an external agency, Sound Advice, that measured the vibration levels of the equipment used at each of its 18 repair and maintenance depots across the UK.

CHEP has already introduced finer saw blades and lighter nail guns fitted with second safety handles which have brought about a 20 per cent – 30 per cent reduction in vibration levels. It has also registered a drop lost time incidents to a level significantly below the industry average.

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