For those who utilize service vehicles to perform their jobs, the probability of suffering a workplace injury is high. In fact, the top worker compensation claims involve overexertion and repetitive stress injuries, as well as slips, trips, and falls. These types of injuries result in lost work, decreased productivity, and increased health care costs — and in the worst case a life-long disability.
Service vehicles present many opportunities for these injuries to occur, especially if the vehicles are disorganized or the job requires workers to utilize heavy equipment. Even lighter equipment that must be lifted and transported regularly can result in an injury. Sliding equipment out to you rather than reaching into vehicles is proven to reduce injuries and worker’s compensation claims. Eliminating even one back injury can pay for an entire fleet of Extendobeds.
A sliding bed in any service vehicle makes equipment access easy and safe regardless of size. While heavy equipment provides the greatest risk to employees, the repetitive motion of moving smaller equipment is also dangerous. Having to reach into a truck bed or van does not allow for the use of proper lifting technique and will no doubt lead to an injury. It’s not a matter of if it will happen, it’s simple a question of when.
Our sliding beds assist with any equipment and storage needs. They help protect employees from objects falling, as well as prevent slips, trips, and falls that result from accessing equipment or putting it away when tired or in a hurry.
VEHICLE ENTRY/EXIT INJURY PREVENTION
A common but often overlooked cause of injuries is the simple act of entering and exiting a vehicle throughout the day to access equipment, tools, paperwork, and other job-related items. Stepping into and out of a vehicle leads to bruises, falls, and repetitive stress injuries. Shuffling around for items in a disorganized space opens the door for random injuries such as cutting your hand on a tool while trying to locate something in a dark space. Bruised shins and knees are common, leaving employees sore and distracted by pain — and opening the door to even more serious injuries.
Customized Extendobeds are a simple solution to these problems. They bring the equipment to you in a safe and secure manner. Whether added to a truck, van, or SUV, these beds will protect you and your employees. We have five sliding beds designed to meet various needs and that offer 75% to over 100% extension and hold 300 to 3,000 lbs., including:
Our customers will attest to the increased safety our solutions provide. See the following testimonials:
“I work for one of the largest municipal owned utility companies. In the last 7 years we have installed 60-70 Extendobeds in different types of trucks. Of that number, we finally had one go down. One bearing gave out … after receiving a replacement bearing, it took less than an hour to repair it. Your product has us wondering how we got along without it. We have a better safety record now with no back injuries due to climbing into our utility trucks.”
– E. Peltz
“I love this thing! And so does everyone that sees it. Some of my co-workers are just one more bashed shin (from climbing into their trucks and slipping) from buying one. Me, and my shins, thank you!”
– T. Hall
Don’t wait for an injury to occur before you learn how we can help keep you and your employees safe. Injuries of all types can and will impact your bottom line and could destroy your business. Avoid the risk of an injury creating lifelong pain and suffering for you and your employees.
To learn how a custom Extendobed solution can meet your specific needs, email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.