Smart Design for healthy Trackmen

British Health and Safety Executive HSE nominates ROBEL grinding machine for „Risk-reduction through design” Award

23.05.2018 in Machinery & Tools

How does a grinding machine need to look like if two persons want to unload, transport and use it in a spine-friendly way?


In cooperation with the ergonomics team of British Network Rail and their service partner Torrent Trackside, ROBEL developed the solution with its ROGRIND HF Head: One machine, two modules, each weighing less than 60 kg.


This new design approach has not only convinced Network Rail, but also the HSE committee: „Brilliant manual handling“ - „Easy to carry up and down stairs“, says the nomination sheet for the high frequency grinding machine.


For ROBEL head of Machines & Tools Otto Widlroither this is the confirmation that he’s on the right track: „Our incentive is to design machines that are user friendly, safe and durable. The HSE nomination shows us, that this motivation is well received by the rail operator.“


About HSE und MSD:

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) covers basic areas of work safety in Great Britain with the mission to prevent work-related death, injury and ill health.


The  „Risk-reduction through design” Award is an annual prize for ergonomic-based design changes that reduce the risks of work related musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) and is sponsored by HSE together with the Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF).

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