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    REDUCING MSD RISK DURING MANHOLE COVER LIFTING

    Novel range of solutions available for a widespread manual handling issue

    PWM Distribution has announced a newly expanded Manhole Buddy manhole lifter range providing three alternative solutions for single person cover lifting, all interchangeable on the same multi-function, lifting trolley.

    For further information, go to www.manholebuddy.co.uk or contact PWM Distribution on 01794 830 841

    Range of Manhole Buddy devices explained

    Manhole Buddy MagTec is the original device and provides the fastest means of lifting metallic drain covers, with considerable time saved by not having to clean the keyholes and attach lifting keys. Magnetic attachment has proven to be fast, secure and applicable to the vast majority of drainage covers, including regular 600 mm split combinations.

    Manhole Buddy KeyTec reverts to the use of lifting keys and a load spreader bar but retains the unique cover unseating facility pioneered with the magnetic attachment method. Manhole Buddy KeyTec can be applied to any cover with key slots or threaded inserts.

    As an alternative to the MagTec method, it will most commonly be used on non-metallic covers or large split combinations. On close-fitting indoor drain covers with threaded key attachment, it is a revelation – click here for 30 seconds of video evidence!

    Manhole Buddy ChainTec has been in the market for over two years. It is a low-cost adjustable chain accessory that permits attachment to a range of drainage hardware through a universal hook, with the option for the user to alter the chain termination to suit their situation.

    ChainTec will connect directly to many concrete-topped pavement covers and has also been used to unseat sub-surface gratings and silt collection devices.

    Manhole Buddy Lifting Trolleys are genuinely hand-portable and unfold in a matter of seconds. Available in Steel or Aluminium, they engage with the identical lifting hanger found on all three cover attachments.

    The lifting hanger features both a main lifting point (adjustable to suit individual users) and the unique high leverage facility for unseating covers. The lifting hanger can also rotate through 360 degrees which ensures the user can always select the optimum working position.

    With the user positioned well away from the cover or open chamber during lifting operations, Manhole Buddy significantly reduces the risks for lone workers when handling drain covers. As lifting is achieved by pushing downwards, all users benefit from the elimination of potential back injuries.

    First and foremost, Manhole Buddy provides a safer method of lifting manhole and drain covers. In addition, due to its simplicity of operation, even the most sceptical user quickly warms to it. And the considerable productivity gains reported by users in different operating environments is testament to its inherent efficiency.”

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