Shipbuilding and ship maintenance consistently rank near the top of OSHA’s list of industries with the highest injury rates. Although much progress has been made in recent years to improve this standing, shipbuilding injury rates are still well above other industry averages.
Most shipyards need workers to grind, weld and de-scale nearly constantly. No matter how many precautions workers or management take, these activities are physically demanding and bear significant cost and risk.
Equipois solutions can virtually eliminate whole classes of injuries caused by repetitive strain and stress. And by dramatically reducing fatigue, Equipois solutions significantly improve productivity and enhance quality leading to lower total ownership costs.
Learn more about our solutions for:
De-scaling (chipping hammers and needle guns)
Fastening (impact wrenches)
Read a release about a test of a mobile zeroG system here:
Source: Puget Souds Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility Public Affairs
Contact Us about your Shipbuilding Needs
Barge manufacturer – Fixture Drilling
50% reduction in labor hours required to complete each grinding operation
Customer Industry/Description of Problem
Significant injury and throughput problems in surface preparation prior to painting
Overhead grinding on bottom and horizontal surfaces of barge
Work done from a man-lift to reach surfaces
Complete zeroG system mounted to man-lift basket with adjustable positioning system
Robust design for tough outdoor environment – plasma welding slag in vicinity
Customer Benefits (ROI)
Significant (+50%) improvement in number of hours required to complete each operation
Elimination of shoulder injuries (rough cost $80k per incident)