You’ve enacted multiple lean manufacturing principles to reduce cycle times, shorten transit times, simplify workflow, and optimize your shop floor layout. However, none of these initiatives protect your team from today’s most common safety hazards, ones that lead to extended employee downtime, reduced throughput, and most importantly, higher costs.
Many industrial platforms fall short because they are made with cheap wood or unnecessarily bulky metal materials. Wood constructed work platforms and elevated floors are many times makeshift creations made using blocks of wood, pallets or time-consuming plywood platform builds. The key thing for businesses to realize is that they are paying for more than just custom woodwork. The materials (wood), tools, time, planning, and employees needed to stop their actual jobs to construct the custom work platform need to be considered in the cost.
Replacing mats on time is important for worker health, safety, and housekeeping. Learn about the main signs we see that indicate matting needs to be replaced.