Award for UNGER. 40 percent of all employees in the cleaning sector suffer from pain in the back and neck area. This can lead to downtime, which causes significant costs for companies. The UNGER erGO! clean floor cleaning system has been specifically designed to protect cleaning personnel from occupational illnesses and reduce downtime.
One of the most common reasons for periods of absence in the cleaning sector is pain in the back and neck area*. The cause of this: incorrect posture, frequent bending over and lifting and carrying of heavy objects, such as water buckets. UNGER addresses these health problems with its products and places great importance on ergonomic cleaning tools - such as the erGO! clean floor cleaning system.
The first and only product from the floor cleaning category to be distinguished and awarded the seal of quality from the Aktion Gesunder Rücken e.V. (Healthy back initiative association) is the erGO! clean with S-telescopic pole. (AGR).
An interdisciplinary panel of doctors, therapists and occupational health care experts tested the erGO! clean S-telescopic pole intensively in a theoretical and practical testing process. The result: When compared with the competition, the UNGER product scored excellently and was the only one to receive the award.
The S shaped pole as well as the rotatable handles allow the user to work physiologically in an intuitive way and reduce the effort involved. Thus, with minimum stress on the shoulders, arms and wrists, the follow through required for effective cleaning can be achieved. This is not the case with comparable competitor products. Also the back is protected when working with the erGO! clean S-telescopic pole, as it can be adjusted in height to each individual user. As a removable tank for detergent is integrated into the erGO! clean S-telescopic pole, no additional bucket is needed thereby eliminating the constant stooping, lifting and carrying of heavy loads. The application of the cleaning solution is conveniently dispensed by means of the integrated dosing lever of the pulse jet system.
Due to the ergonomic way of working with the erGO! clean S-telescopic pole, work related illnesses can be all but eliminated. This is becoming more and more a key issue. Investing in the health of employees pays off, as staff downtime is minimised and costs reduced.
*Source: Aponet: "Back pain causes 25 million days of absence". (15.03.2017)