Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) occurs when a simple movement is repeated again and again. Usually this is associated with work but can also affect those with hobbies or who play sports.
RSI is a very painful problem and is often difficult to treat adaquatley, expecially if the problem is caused by a work based activity. RSI usually involves the upper limbs – affecting the muscles, soft tissue and tendons. It differs from a sudden injury because it is caused by long-term strain on the muscles and that means it can cause problems for much longer.
Typical symptoms includes pain and numbness, tingling, coldness and loss of feeling – not ideal in a busy working environment such as a warehouse or packing line.
RSI costs employers almost £300 million per year in lost working time, sick pay and administration with each person taking on average 13 days off sick, resulting in over 4.7 million working days lost a year* – however RSI is usually preventable with simple measures.
Employers can make a big difference to the health of their workers while at the same time improving the productivity and profits of their business. At Acopia, we are delighted to announce an innovation for packing lines and packaging departments – a revolution in the form of ZEROTAPE, a new Packaging Tape System that was designed specifically with the user in mind.
Less Operator Strain with ZEROTAPE!
The position of the handle has been engineered to decrease the strain to the wrist. Strategically placed, the handle minimises the wrist movement and creates an all round comfortable procedure, which will help strain relief, bringing comfort for long term use and creating health benefits.
Another great feature on the handle is the ventilation holes, which decreases the amount of sweat produced – promoting less tension to the hand with less product slippage.
One of the breakthrough moments for ZEROTAPE was understanding the relationship between the core of the device and the handle. The weight distribution for the user was changed, therefore if you are using ZEROTAPE on a day to day basis the strain on the wrist is decreased vastly.
In addition to this is the added benefit that each roll is length is 160 meters – nearly 100 meters longer than standard tape lengths. This all adds up to fewer roll changes resulting in more boxes being packed each with with less operator strain!
Get you hands on ZEROTAPE with our fantastic introductory offer!
We are sure the many benefits of using ZEROTAPE are very clear and we would like to fast track your company to reduced costs, increased productivity and a happier workforce.
We are delighted to bring you a great deal on your first order of 3 cases of ZEROTAPE by including a FREE dispenser worth £22.75!
To find out more and to get your hands on a FREE dispenser – call the team now on 0845 075 6111
ZEROTAPE – changing the world of packaging.
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