Reducing the risk of RSI in the workshop

Posted: 06/11/2011 14:41:26

A brand dedicated to offering quality tools intended to make the mechanic’s life easier, Mac Tools is equally concerned with the health and safety of its users and has designed a range of anti-vibration hammers.

The hammers feature patented AntiVibe™ technology that reduces the vibration transmitted to the wrist and elbow – a known cause of repetitive-strain associated injuries (RSI). It has been estimated that RSI costs businesses £300m a year in lost working time, sick pay and administration. It is therefore crucial that workshops take a serious view on prevention at every level – including tooling.

The range consists of eight ball-pein hammers ranging from 110 g (4 oz) to 1.36 kg (48 oz) in weight, two drilling hammers – 0.9 kg (2 lbs) and 1.36 kg (3 lbs) - and a 1.8 kg (4 lbs) sledge hammer, all of which are forged in one-piece steel.

To provide grip and comfort, the range incorporates an ergonomically-designed, moulded and textured rubber handle. An additional feature is a hang-hole that allows storage on a hook or can enable the user to attach a lanyard in circumstances where there is a risk of losing or dropping the hammer.

Mac Tools are available from all regional Mac Tools mobile distributors.

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