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Better for your back: Ergonomic lifting aids in the food industry

8 April 2024

Back pain is often referred to as a “widespread worker’s disease”. According to the “statista” portal, more than 30 percent of adults suffer from “back”. Employees in the processing industry, e.g. in the food industry, are particularly affected by constant standing, heavy lifting and carrying, and frequent bending. Stress caused by monotonous body movements, lifting too heavy or incorrect posture are one of the most common causes of back pain in industrial workplaces.

In order to sustainably protect backs and joints in production, a redesign of the working environment is necessary. The workplace must be ergonomically designed. Modern lifting aids provide effective relief for the back during heavy work. Health experts are calling for heavy lifting and carrying to be completely banned from everyday work.

Don’t carry it out on the backs of your employees

Practical lifting aids such as tilting devices or swing loaders enable heavy loads to be moved effortlessly. You protect your employees from injuries and take preventative measures. With precise control and a wide range of possible uses, lifting aids are the answer to the physical challenges in food production. Hard work literally no longer falls on the backs of your employees.

Operational facility in detail

Due to the great advantages of the stainless steel design, the PHT Group offers almost all of its operating equipment in stainless steel. The products are offered in different dimensions and material thicknesses. This means that the right solution can be found for every application and every company.

Stainless steel storage solutions

  • Wall cabinets
  • Cleaning supplies and material cupboards
  • Desks
  • Shelving systems
  • Drawer blocks
  • Spice board
  • Sausage hanging frame



  • Euronorm transport trolley
  • Lifting and loading trolleys
  • Flat transport trolley
  • Transport tubs
  • Wheelchair transport trolley
  • Clearance cart
  • Smoke, sausage hanging, meat transport trolley
  • Smoke spit cart
  • Shopping and stacking carts
  • Grid boxes
  • Flat pallets



  • Commercial sinks
  • Sink cabinets
  • Sink counters
  • sink
  • drinking fountain

Reduce absenteeism

Contact us today to learn more about the benefits of lifting aids in food production. Together we increase your productivity and make your work environment safer. Lifting aids can at least partially eliminate back pain from your production. They ensure happier employees and fewer days of absence.

Our experts will be happy to advise you on our ergonomic and hygienic lifting aids. Contact us.