02/04/2020 - 15:53 pm

Make the lift and keep your distance

Maintaining efficiency with a limited or restricted workforce has never been more important. With the widespread impact of COVID-19, many companies have temporarily closed their doors or made changes for personal safety, including employees working from home to help reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus. Essential businesses, however, that have been deemed critical to our current endeavors are rapidly ramping up production to meet the growing demands brought on by this new challenge facing the world.

Manufacturers everywhere are in full swing bringing medical supplies, equipment, and other necessities to market as quickly as possible to assist the growing number of individuals impacted by this pandemic. This does, however, create its own challenges as many companies have implemented ‘social-distancing’ policies to curb the potential spread of this virus. Maintaining a 2m (6ft) distance between employees can make some vital operations either challenging or impossible to perform safely.

Two-person lifts are currently prohibited due to the close quarters between employees. Additionally, implementing new overhead crane solutions are typically three to four months out before they can become operational. They can also be expensive and take additional time and training to integrate into operations. How do companies working with limited or restricted staff maintain operational efficiency, while meeting critical safety and ergonomic standards?

Companies all over the world are calling on their employees and vendors alike to innovate and develop new strategies and processes to maintain operations that deliver their vital products to the population. The Sky Hook is an ergonomic lifting device many companies are choosing as it provides a safe, single operator lifting solution to meet today’s health and safety needs. As a customisable, lightweight lifting device, the Sky Hook can be an essential component in this endeavor that offers a much-needed solution to a variety of applications spanning countless industries.

Syclone ATTCO Service has been manufacturing the Sky Hook lifting device in the USA since 1969 and it has adapted its products to fill a variety of needs. Being both OSHA and ASME compliant, the equipment integrates easily into operations and provides a timely and effective solution to those in need.

Dusty White, technical sales manager at Syclone ATTCO Service says, “During this time of crisis, we’ve been contacted by many companies seeking lifting solutions to fill these lifting needs and Sky Hook has been proud to rise to the occasion!” says.

With the Sky Hook lifting device, employees are now able to safely work independently to perform critical lifts instead of team lifts, which would violate the proximity policies that many Governments and companies have now implemented.

“We are currently waiving our production expedite charges on both custom and standard units so customers can obtain the lifting solution that they need in a timely and efficient manner to keep up with their current production demand,” says White,.  “We also have cleanroom modifications available allowing our products to adapt to a variety of work environments. Americans all across our nation are pulling together to meet this adversity head-on and Sky Hook is proud to do its part.”


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