Prestigious nomination for CAS! – CAS Assembly Tooling and Services receive a nomination to provide Hunic Suits
XPO Logistics roll out the Hunic Exoskeleton to all parts of the UK and Ireland after a highly successful safety and wellbeing trial
London, UK – 14 September 2023
This coveted recognition underscores CAS Assembly and Tooling’s unwavering commitment to excellence. Also innovation in the realm of assembly solutions and tooling health and safety.
The nomination as a Hunic provider positions CAS Assembly and Tooling among the elite in the industry. This solidifies the reputation as pioneers and leaders in health and safety excellence. With a proven track record of delivering cutting-edge solutions and a commitment to driving forward the future of assembly, tooling and services, the selection as a Hunic Suit provider under our banner of ‘CAS Ergo’ is a testament to our dedication and expertise. Health and Safety at work is so important for employee’s ability to do there jobs successfully and correctly.
With our commitment to providing state-of-the-art solutions that exceed customer expectations, CAS have not only excelled in the industry but also set new benchmarks for others to follow.
XPO, a leading provider of innovative and sustainable transport and logistics solutions in Europe, has successfully completed a pilot trial of Hunic safety equipment at specific sites within the business and will deploy the exoskeletons across the whole of the UK and Ireland.
Using the Hunic Exoskeleton assists XPO colleagues with heavy lifting duties, ensuring their posture is correct to reduce the chance of injury. It has also significantly reduced the fatigue felt by those working in the five depots where the suits were tested, boosting productivity.
The main benefits are:
The back support ensures a straight back and an upright position.
Elastomers support the leg muscles when lifting from a crouch.
The additional support the wearer gets in overbending of the spine.
Body position remains upright when standing and walking.
Elastomers provide up to 21% assistance in standing from crouched.
Ian Fox, head of health and safety – UK and Ireland, XPO Logistics, said: “The feedback from the users of the exoskeletons during the pilot was hugely positive. The wearers reported significantly less fatigue and effort required in the 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 continue into life in general when not wearing the equipment.”
We hear the phrase ‘muscle memory’ a lot these days. So, safe practices are also being taken home as well.
The Hunic Exoskeleton is designed to prevent the wearer from lifting with an incorrect posture. It will only allow the body to move in connection with safe manual handling techniques. It will not, for example, allow the back to have incorrect posture movements. The suit helps the wearer undertake repetitive lifting safely whilst improving turnaround time.
As a result of lower fatigue when wearing the suits, XPO has seen a 15-20% reduction in unloading time on Samsung containers. This means increased productivity for those wearing them.
XPO expects to deploy the exoskeleton across the UK and Ireland before the end of the year after the successful pilot at specific business sites.
A Prestigious nomination for CAS!👌
For enquiries, and a demo, please contact CAS Assembly Tooling and Services Sales Director, Neil on 07717 202225.