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Not Just Cleaning learning how to work safely and effectively
NJC continually strives to ensure that employees are not harmed by the work that they do and to achieve this, the company applies industry best practice wherever it exists. However, the risks presented by some activities are not always fully understood and Reach & Wash cleaning is one such activity.
Although Reach & Wash avoids working at height, and therefore the risk of falling, it does involve manual handling of long and unwieldy poles. While NJC applies safe practice, the true extent of the risks is not fully understood at present.
To rectify this gap in the industry's knowledge, NJC has joined other organisations, including Landsec and DorsaVi, to undertake a scientific study of the stresses placed on the body by Reach & Wash cleaning.
As part of this, DorsaVi recently used muscle sensors to study the work of an NJC employee. This has provided a wealth of data on which postures and actions create the greatest stresses on the operative. The information will be taken along with data from other participants to prepare a follow-up, which will test various work techniques and how they can reduce these stresses.
A white paper will be produced from this information later this year, which will help to provide best practice information for NJC as well as anyone else who provides this service; improving safety for all.
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3rd May 2018