Health & safety statistics published by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for the Pharmaceutical industry sector show that manual handling and back injuries account for around 70% of the reportable injuries in the sector.
A significant portion of these reportable injuries let alone the non-reported injuries are likely to come from operators who work barrier isolators which are not tailored to suit their process or application.
Poor barrier isolator design can be a significant contributing factor to such operator repetitive strain injuries, as poor design means operators must over-stretch or have poor posture. It is therefore critical that barrier isolator designs (and Glove boxes) are tailored to suit the clients specific applications.
The Standard Group of Companies incorporates Schematic Engineering Industries who is a leading designer and manufacturer of barrier isolators for the Pharmaceutical Industry sector.
Every barrier isolator design is firstly 3D modelled in CAD (Computer Aided Design) and then ergonomically trialled in a life-sized wooden construction. This provides our clients with the opportunity to bring their operatives, supervisors and managers to our facility to review the proposed designs first-hand, testing for reach and comfort during anticipated operations.