pro.aktiv for improved ergonomy in the pedestal production

08.05.2019Lindner NewsWorking at Lindner

The pedestal production for the raised and hollow floor systems was accompanied by a permanent, physical burden on the employees. The steel pipes used to be laid by hand on the loading shaft of the welding machine. In terms of occupational health management, this has now been changed.

Just like the floor panels, Lindner manufactures the steel pedestals for the substructure of the raised and hollow floor systems in-house. For this purpose, steel pipes in lengths of 500 mm to 980 mm are used, which are then welded to the pedestal heads in the welding machine. In the past, the workers had to lay the pipes by hand from the lattice box into the loading shaft of the plant - a very stressful job with 2,000 pipes per shift and additional disruptive edges of the load carrier. In order to relieve the employees and to improve workplace ergonomics in the long term, a so-called manipulator with magnetic handling was installed. So now up to 20 tubes per stroke can be automatically inserted into the loading shaft.

The ergonomic optimization was developed proactively in close cooperation with the production site management on the initiative of the management group of the occupational health management based on a health circle. In addition, with workplace analysis, the framework conditions of the colleagues in different areas are checked regularly for the ergonomic load and health burdens. The internal steering group of pro.aktiv is supported by external experts, including the AOK Bavaria, DAK Health and mhplus, and the company medical care service. In addition to the targeted further development and expansion of demand-oriented measures in the workplace, pro.aktiv also promotes the individual fitness of colleagues, e. g. through a corporate training and health center or prevention courses.