We exert force and torque with our muscles in almost all our everyday activities. As a result, many tests performed using Mecmesin gauges are related to measuring human effort. Whether it be pushing a car accelerator pedal, operating a switch, turning a handle there is a multitude of test types related to Ergonomic Strength Testing and Manual Handling Task Evaluation.
Muscle strength provides an accurate indication of musculoskeletal performance to track how well a patient is recovering after an injury. The Mecmesin Myometer has been developed in partnership with medical professionals and provides an objective measurement of isometric muscle strength. It records load at various points enabling data to be collated to calculate the Constant Score allowing consultants, surgeons and physiotherapists to routinely check and monitor patients.
Employers have a duty of care to staff to ensure that job tasks performed fall within the relevant laws and guidelines. Lifting crates, pushing trolleys, opening doors are all activities to which recommended maximum load ratings are applied based on the age and gender of the person. Performing accurate tension, compression and torque tests provides objective data to allow an employer to best match tasks to the workforce capabilities. It allows acts as a benchmark for initiatives to minimise ergonomic risks to staff and help reduce the possibility of compensation claims. The Mecmesin Manual Handling Test Kits are designed to allow you to cost-effectively perform the most common job task evaluations.