We exert force and torque with our muscles in almost all our everyday activities. Measuring human effort is becoming an increasingly important requirement in areas such as product development, monitoring patient recovery and job task evaluation.
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.
Ergonomic Strength - Muscle strength provides an accurate indication of musculoskeletal performance to track how well a patient is recovering after an injury. Isometric muscle strength is measured by a specialist device called a Myometer, which provides an objective measurement allowing consultants, surgeons and physiotherapists to routinely check and monitor patients.
Manual Handling Task Evaluation - 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 and minimise ergonomic risks to staff thereby helping 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.