GB2452499A - Rigid and Semi-Rigid board or sheet carrier - Google Patents

Rigid and Semi-Rigid board or sheet carrier Download PDF

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GB2452499A
GB2452499A GB0717211A GB0717211A GB2452499A GB 2452499 A GB2452499 A GB 2452499A GB 0717211 A GB0717211 A GB 0717211A GB 0717211 A GB0717211 A GB 0717211A GB 2452499 A GB2452499 A GB 2452499A
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
    • B65GTRANSPORT OR STORAGE DEVICES, e.g. CONVEYORS FOR LOADING OR TIPPING, SHOP CONVEYOR SYSTEMS OR PNEUMATIC TUBE CONVEYORS
    • B65G7/00Devices for assisting manual moving or tilting heavy loads
    • B65G7/12Load carriers, e.g. hooks, slings, harness, gloves, modified for load carrying
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A45HAND OR TRAVELLING ARTICLES
    • A45FTRAVELLING OR CAMP EQUIPMENT: SACKS OR PACKS CARRIED ON THE BODY
    • A45F5/00Holders or carriers for hand articles; Holders or carriers for use while travelling or camping
    • A45F5/10Handles for carrying purposes

Abstract

A manual lifting and carrying device for rigid and semi-rigid sheet materials comprises a handle and base unit (shoe). The shoe is attached to the handle either by a pivot arrangement or by a fixed method such as welding.

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Rigid and Semi-Rigid board or sheet carrier

Description

When handling large sheets of rigid or semi rigid board or sheet material, such as 8ft x 4ft plywood, chipboard, plasterboard etc in an industrial, commercial or domestic environment, it is very difficult due to (a) the size (b) the weight, and as a result may cause physical injury to the person handling these types of material.

It is always advisable to seek assistance with these types of materials, however this is very rarely done, and one person will tend to struggle to lift and carry the item.

Common ways to carry these are (a) at waist height and to one side of the body, with the person's hands placed on top of and under the board respectively, or (b) balanced on the person's head, the board being held at either side by the person's hands and supported by the neck.

Both these ways of carrying can be dangerous to the health and safety of the operative.

When carried in this waist height position, it can be extremely dangerous to the carrier as the carriers view is severely obstructed to one side (depending which side of the body the board is carried) caused by the object being carried, and also from the physical aspect. Musculoskeletal injury. This invention is intended, when used correctly, to enable both rigid and semi rigid sheet materials to be lifted and carried in a safe manner.

Manual handling injuries can occur almost anywhere, when people are at work or at home. Heavy manual labour, awkward postures and previous or existing injury can increase the risk.

ULD (Upper Limb Disorders) is used as an umbrella term for a range of disorders of the hand, wrist, arm, shoulder and neck. It covers those conditions, with specific medical diagnoses (e.g. frozen shoulder, carpal tunnel syndrome), and other conditions (often called RSI) where there is pain without specific symptoms.

Symptoms may include pain, swelling and difficulty moving. The worse cases can result in permanent disablement if no action is taken. ULD cases can also mean production losses and compensation claims for employers.

It is estimated that 4.7 million working days (full-day equivalent) are lost through musculoskeletal disorders mainly affecting the upper limbs or neck that were caused or made worse by work. On average, each person suffering took an estimated 18.3 days off in that 12 month period.

(Figures courtesy of HSE)*

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The invention comprises of a handle (figure 1/1) and base (shoe)(figure 3/3), the shoe is attached to the handle by means of a pivot,(Figure 2/2) or may be rigidly fixed by welding. It has been ergonomically designed so that when it is held correctly -by the handle, it forms a continuation of the human arm through to the base unit, therefore enabling the user to have a vertical lift. The pivot method connecting the handle' section to the base (shoe) allows a to and fro' movement of the shoe, (Figure 4/4) simulating the natural side to side movement of the wrist, therefore enabling the device to remain as a natural extension of the arm and in the correct lifting/carrying position, whilst carrying materials over level or uneven ground.

The invention has been designed for manual use oiily to assist in the lifting and carrying of both rigid and semi rigid board and sheet material, (e.g. 8' x 4' chipboard, plywood, plasterboard, fencing panels and sheet steel etc.) allowing these types of materials to be manually handled in a safe manner and when used correctly, substantially decreasing any adverse lifting and carrying conditions that may be detrimental to the health and safety of the user. Claim

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1. A Manual handling device to assist with the lifting and carrying of rigid and semi rigid sheet material.
2. A Manual device according to claim I in which the base (shoe) is attached to the handle by means of a pivot assembly.
3. A Manual device according to claim 1 in which the base (shoe) is attached to the handle by a fixed and rigid method.
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Cited By (1)

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GB2492556A (en) * 2011-07-05 2013-01-09 Stephen Hart Panel carrier

Citations (12)

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US2930583A (en) * 1957-03-18 1960-03-29 Noe Isaac John Handle for sheet material
US3203606A (en) * 1963-09-16 1965-08-31 Wallboard Tool And Equipment C Carrying rod for wallboard panel
US4113160A (en) * 1977-01-13 1978-09-12 Spiers Dennis D Sheet sling
US4177911A (en) * 1978-03-31 1979-12-11 Griffin Edward O Panel carrier
US5397158A (en) * 1993-06-14 1995-03-14 Brass; Robert L. Wallboard carrier for readily lifting and carrying wallboard and the like
GB2327866A (en) * 1997-08-05 1999-02-10 James Jordan Bag carrying handle
GB2353490A (en) * 1999-08-26 2001-02-28 Palmer Mark Sheet handling apparatus
US20030132641A1 (en) * 2002-01-14 2003-07-17 Hopo L.L.C. Method and tool for holding sheet material
GB2394204A (en) * 2002-10-15 2004-04-21 Neil Austin Horwood Manual lifting aid
US20040217609A1 (en) * 2003-05-01 2004-11-04 Perry Freiling Lifting device and method of use thereof
WO2006091115A1 (en) * 2005-02-25 2006-08-31 Dsh Developments Limited Hand held lifting device
GB2438392A (en) * 2006-05-24 2007-11-28 Andrew Dean Universal board carrying strap

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Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2930583A (en) * 1957-03-18 1960-03-29 Noe Isaac John Handle for sheet material
US3203606A (en) * 1963-09-16 1965-08-31 Wallboard Tool And Equipment C Carrying rod for wallboard panel
US4113160A (en) * 1977-01-13 1978-09-12 Spiers Dennis D Sheet sling
US4177911A (en) * 1978-03-31 1979-12-11 Griffin Edward O Panel carrier
US5397158A (en) * 1993-06-14 1995-03-14 Brass; Robert L. Wallboard carrier for readily lifting and carrying wallboard and the like
GB2327866A (en) * 1997-08-05 1999-02-10 James Jordan Bag carrying handle
GB2353490A (en) * 1999-08-26 2001-02-28 Palmer Mark Sheet handling apparatus
US20030132641A1 (en) * 2002-01-14 2003-07-17 Hopo L.L.C. Method and tool for holding sheet material
GB2394204A (en) * 2002-10-15 2004-04-21 Neil Austin Horwood Manual lifting aid
US20040217609A1 (en) * 2003-05-01 2004-11-04 Perry Freiling Lifting device and method of use thereof
WO2006091115A1 (en) * 2005-02-25 2006-08-31 Dsh Developments Limited Hand held lifting device
GB2438392A (en) * 2006-05-24 2007-11-28 Andrew Dean Universal board carrying strap

Cited By (1)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
GB2492556A (en) * 2011-07-05 2013-01-09 Stephen Hart Panel carrier

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