Food Manufacturer, Mackie’s of Scotland have issued their nightshift staff with Skyguard’s palm-sized personal alarms, to help mitigate risk whilst working alone with heavy machinery.
According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), over 5,000 injuries in the food and drink manufacturing industry are reported each year. This represents around a quarter of all manufacturing injuries reported. About 16% of the injuries are ‘major injuries’ resulting in broken bones, hospitalisation etc, mostly due to slips, falls from height or machinery. The remainder are ‘over-3-day absence injuries’ mostly caused by lifting and handling, slips and trips and being struck by objects such as hand-knives or falling objects.
Mackie’s, a leading Scottish food brand, approached Skyguard after extensively researching suitable means to call for help quickly and easily in an emergency. After reviewing all options, it was actually a recommendation that eventually swayed Mackie’s. Spokesperson Rhona Wight explains, “We have many links with companies in the local area, so we asked one who they used. They gave us great feedback on Skyguard. We