Webinar: Exoskeletons for injury prevention-Findings from the roofing industry

Last year we teamed up with RANZ to conduct a small-scale workplace pilot that trialled the Exxovantage HAPO back exoskeleton as an ergonomic design intervention for its potential to reduce the adverse effects of prolonged stooping postures when roofing.

Three roofers trialled the exoskeleton at various building sites and on different pitched roofs over a one-week period. Despite the small sample size, results showed substantial physiological improvements from wearing the exoskeleton. The participants agreed to varying levels that the exoskeleton reduced fatigue, musculoskeletal discomfort, pain, and injury.

We're inviting you to our webinar where we will further discuss the findings, next steps, as well as questions and answers.


// Chris Polaczuk (CHASNZ)
Kate Poole (CHASNZ)
Arnaud Daurat (Exxovantage)
Kelly Dale (Healthy Lifestyle NZ)
Paul Stanley-Boden (Red & Black Roofing Co Ltd.)

When:  Thursday 27th April
4:30PM - 5:30PM
Zoom (register below)

This webinar will be recorded and posted online.

// Acknowledgements

Thank you to the trial coordinators - Chris Polaczuk and Kate Poole from CHASNZ.

This research trial was made possible with the support of Arnaud Daurat from Exxovantage, Dr Kelly Dale from Healthy Lifestyle NZ, Jenny Maxwell, the HSE Manager at CS Roofing Canterbury, and Paul Stanley-Boden from Red & Black Roofing Co Ltd.

We especially want to thank the three Roofers willing to participate in this trial. We hope this trial will help make a difference in the aches and pains prevalent in the industry.

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