The BACK-TRACK system
BACK-TRACK is being used successfully in a number of ways and the following case studies give some examples of these.
Back injuries are being prevented.
Injuries associated with jumping (from vehicles and fork-lift trucks) are also being prevented.
Absence associated with back injuries is being reduced.
Those with back pain (or leg pain caused by severe back injuries) are effectively managed and BACK-TRACK is aiding the rehabilitation process.
Other implementations such as using BACK-TRACK for work-place assessments, for induction and for manual handling training are not included here, but please contact us for additional information.
BACK-TRACK’s Manual Handling Competency Programme is being used by DHL-Tesco at their frozen food warehouse in Daventry. 100 BACK-TRACK devices rotate through the site with warehouse operators wearing a BACK-TRACK for typically 3 months per year. This has resulted in a significant reduction in absence related to back injuries and the 2013 DHL Corporate Innovation Award.
TNT has invested in additional BACK-TRACK devices for the last 4 years and is now using 1000 devices across 18 locations. Further investment is planned in 2015.TNT use BACK-TRACK’s MH Competency Programme and have seen significant reductions in back and ankle injuries (TNT also use the Jump Detect funtion for delivery drivers).
For office based employees, it is impractical to use BACK-TRACK to prevent injury due to the low risk profile associated with most office environments. However, BACK-TRACK can be very useful for assisting office based employees that are suffering with back pain.