As we recognize World Statistics Day, as manufacturers, we must recognize that we play a role in preventing workplace accidents & injuries and promoting safe & healthy workplaces for our staff and customers.

As a collective, we have worked towards improving our workplace standards, rules, and regulations in recent years to improve the industry’s safety practices, and as a result, the number of workplace accidents has significantly reduced.

Even still, there are several workplace accidents each year that result in fatalities and lost time claims.

(Source: Association of Workers’ Compensation Boards of Canada (AWCBC)

Automation can aid significantly in creating a safer workplace. There are safety features available in battery handling equipment that reduce the risks of injury and require fewer operators. This includes.

Automatic Positioning: The machine will automatically place itself in front of the according bin/machine/fork-truck to perform a specific task.

Proximity Safety Sensors: A proximity sensor is a device that can detect or sense the approach or presence of nearby objects reducing the chances of the machine running into other objects or people.

Remote Management Interface: The Remote Management Interface is a set of computer interface specifications for an autonomous computer subsystem that provides management and monitoring capabilities independently of the host system’s CPU, firmware, and operating system.

At Carney Battery Handling, not only do we offer these features with our products, but we ensure that our customers, dealers, and staff are efficiently trained to operate the equipment. We have an experienced installation team that will install the equipment and train the operator(s) on site.

Our goal is to continue to innovate in automation and provide products to our customers that will both help increase the efficiency of their operation and keep their employees as safe as possible in the workplace.

It is up to us as employers and manufacturers to keep our operations safe and efficient as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Employee injuries can be avoided with proper safety measures and incorporating automated products where the risk of injuries are highest.

This World Statistics Day use preventative action to improve workplace safety.