Exoskeleton suits for the construction industry

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Workplace injury in the construction industry

The construction industry has a higher than average rate of musculoskeletal disorders [MSDs], with the second highest rate of self-reported non-fatal workplace injury when compared with other sectors in the UK.

There were 45 fatal injuries to construction workers in 2022/23 In fact, 37,000 construction workers suffer from work related MSDs, which is 54% of ill-health in the sector.

Some injuries can result from a single lift, but more commonly, long term injuries develop due to repetitive lifting and carrying.

Ergonomic support for the construction industry

High-risk activities in the construction industry include:

• Repetitive manual handling of building materials
• Awkward postures and working positions
• Excessive vibration
• Working overhead
• Lifting and carrying heavy materials and machinery

Exoskeletons can provide ergonomic support for a range of activities in the construction industry, including:

• Dry lining
• Plastering
• Steel fixers
• Scaffolding
• Civil engineers, railway construction and utility projects
• Groundworkers
• Bricklayers
• Many other trades

The right exoskeleton can reduce the number of high risk bending, stretching, and reaching combined with awkward postures. The suit will reduce the stress on the body and muscles from over-exertion and lower the risk of a workplace injury occurring.

Find your exosuit

There is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to implementing exoskeletons. Multiple factors such as impact, budget, perceived support, and comfort should be taken into consideration as part of a holistic evaluation.

Leverage AI scanning technology from WearHealth to find your perfect exoskeleton.

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Exoskeleton benefits for the construction industry

Reduce the risk of ergonomic injury by up to 70%
Reduce sick leave and absenteeism
Improve productivity and employee retention
Reduce business costs
Data analysis can predict emerging business risks
Trial exoskeletons to assess suitability
Record metrics specific to your business
Transform employee engagement with wellbeing solutions
AI monitoring for continued evaluation

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What people say about our ergonomic safety tech

The feedback from our XPO colleagues using the exoskeletons during the pilot was hugely positive. Wearers reported significantly less fatigue and effort required in routine handling activities, which has supported the decision to expand the use and invest in the equipment for the benefit of our colleagues. Additionally, we found that the exoskeleton assists in forming good postural habits that will benefit the wearer even while not using the equipment.

Alan Fox
Head of Health and Safety, XPO Logistics, UK and Ireland

Operation managers can obtain context rich information to get a better picture of all the resources in the plant and acquire a deeper feel for the real impact of daily operations of the workforce.

Alfonso Melón Nicolas
Industrial organisation leader, +22 years of experience, Bridgestone

Where we normally needed three persons, now one person can do the job and deliver everything with good quality.

Ard van Klaveren
Owner Van Klaveren Plant

When working with the SoftExo Hold exoskeleton, I no longer have back pain at the end of the shift. I no longer have back pain.

Clemens Ließ
Employee at a logistics company

The support when lifting from a crouching position to standing, and the resulting easier way of working, is impressive!

Employees at ALDI

In the beginning, the exoskeleton was unfamiliar. In the meantime, I've noticed that I'm more aware of the lifting movements with the SoftExo.

Employees at COOP

When working with the SoftExo, I no longer have back pain at the end of the work shift.

Employees at HERMES

With the Laevo FLEX we can produce for longer with the same people. Tasks we could sustain for two hours only, we can now do for four hours per day.

Kick Spaargaren (Employee Van Klaveren Plant)
Employee Van Klaveren Plant

An in-depth evaluation with wearables helped us to understand the impact of exoskeletons on our workers during real operations and plan a step-by-step rollout.

Luca Di Stefano
Head of network devices, IoT and Robotics, e-distribuzione

A substantial advantage is that we are informed when the signals of our body change and can reflect on the situation.

Peter Gertischke
Head of data and engineering, e.on

The Laevo FLEX is literally a life saver! The last years I could not to look to the future positively, but with the Laevo FLEX I am looking forward to my future again. I can keep working all day without pain or fatigue after work. With the Laevo FLEX I feel free. My free time is valuable again!

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