Hoist Hanger Keeps Wheels and Employees Safe and Sound

Hoist HangerKeeping your employees healthy can save you money. That’s the idea behind Hoist Hanger, a new hoist accessory that’s made in Vancouver, and on display at the 2013 SEMA show in Las Vegas.

The hanger fits onto virtually any hoist, and holds wheels once they’ve been removed from the vehicle. “You can remove and reinstall the wheel from a standing position,” says company president Rick Daley. “It’s a no-brainer for back injuries and strains. It saves on workers’ compensation. Even if your technician’s out for only a couple of days, that’s still costing you money.”

Back strain accounts for slightly more than 25 per cent of all compensation claims, and some 30 to 40 per cent of all workplace absences are due to back pain. Over two-thirds of back pain injuries are due to overexertion, a very real possibility in these days when large and heavy tire-and-rim combinations are the norm.

The Hoist Hanger has a double hinge, which not only allows technicians to pull it out 180 degrees for use, but also lifts the arm out of the way if the hoist is lowered. When not in use, the hinge folds flat.

“There are other benefits as well,” Daley says. “When technicians take the wheel off, they drop or bounce it, which can scuff or damage the wheel. They won’t trip on the wheel while it’s on the ground. If the vehicle has to stay up overnight, cleaners can reach the floor under it. And if customers see it, they know their wheels are being handled professionally.” HoistHanger.com

 

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