Some benefits of lift tables to workers include a safer and healthier work environment and a reduced risk of developing back injuries and musculoskeletal disorders due to repetitive bending and lifting. Since lift tables also increase efficiency, workers are less fatigued than when they lift heavy loads without assistance.
Lift tables are ergonomically designed to increase worker efficiency and maximize safety. Most lift tables operate on a hydraulic cylinder and pump and use a scissor mechanism to raise and lower workers or goods, such as pallets or machinery. Industries that use lift tables include heavy machinery, publishing, manufacturing, woodworking, warehousing and distribution.