The Sack Law will come into force and seeks to regulate the maximum amount of weight one person can lift. To comply with the legislation, companies are advised to opt for mechanical solutions, to maintain their operations’ continuity.

Santiago. – As of September 17th, 2017, the Sack Law began to govern. With it, the maximum amount of weight that a person can handle in loading and unloading operations was regulated. For men, they will be able to work with a maximum of 25 kilos and women and people 18, 20 kilos.

While the regulation aims to achieve a considerable reduction in ergonomic diseases in workers, companies are faced with searching for solutions to maintain their operations’ continuity, while ensuring their workers’ safety and in turn, complying with the law to avoid fines.

Among the machinery and equipment options offered in the market, the Chilean company Vigatec has been representing the Swedish brand TAWI for more than 15 years, which offers equipment for lifting and displacing cargo through a vacuum. It¡s a solution composed of a suction head (which depends on the type of product to be lifted), a lifting tube, an arm and a vacuum pump. This equipment can be mounted on a pillar, on a wall or on a rail system (track system). Additionally, Vigatec offers the Protema electrical equipment, which is designed mainly for loading and moving rolls, coils and drums. In both cases, the effort that the operator needs to make is minimal, since he only needs to guide the equipment from one place to another.

Álvaro Borroni, Vigatec Deputy Commercial Manager says “before the implementation of the Sack Law, we offer a comprehensive solution to increase productivity, efficiency and workers’ safety. This equipment can be used in any company in which loads/products have to be moved, therefore, it’s a transversal solution that applies to any industry and market”.

To guarantee quality standards when delivery services, the company offers the customer not only the sale and installation of the product, but also, a maintenance plan, advice and training the operators, at a national level.