Ergonomic Material Handling Fabrication (Custom and Standard)

In addition to the full range of ergonomic material handling equipment already offered by our sister company R&D Ergo, Liftsafe Engineering takes a collaborative approach to solving more complex material handling problems that increase productivity and capacity while reducing the risk of employee injuries.

Customized workspace solutions such as ergonomic cranes, lifting devices and tables, end of arm tooling for below the hook devices, pick and place systems (end effectors), vacuum handlers, workstation audits and zero gravity systems (balancers and lifters) are available through our custom fabrication engineering team.

Work with the in-house engineering team at Liftsafe Engineering and Service Group to solve more complicated material handling with custom solutions.

Custom Ergonomic Solutions

Ergonomic solutions fall into three categories:

  • Standard Products
  • Custom Solutions using standard products
  • Custom Products
Liftsafe Engineering can assist with all three. 

Ergonomic solutions we offer are:


Hierarchy of ergonomics

infographic hierarchy of ergonomics

Where possible, it is always best to eliminate any possible hazards.

Engineering Controls

The goal of engineering controls is to improve the fit between the demands of work tasks and the capabilities of your workers in a safe way.

Administrative controls

Administrative improvements, such as job rotation or alternating, can help reduce workers’ exposures to risk factors by limiting the amount of time workers spend on “problem jobs”.


Training alone is not an ergonomic improvement. Instead, it should be used together with any workplace changes made. Workers need training and hands-on practice with new tools, equipment, or work practices to make sure they have the skills necessary to work safely.

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  • Ergonomic cranes 
  • Ergonomic lifting devices and below the hook attachments/products 
  • Ergonomic lift and scissor tables 
  • Pick and place systems/end effectors 
  • Vacuum handling devices 
  • Workstation audits/design and build 
  • Zero gravity systems including lifters and balancers
  • Reduce or prevent workplace injuries.
  • Reduce workers’ effort by decreasing forces such as, lifting, handling, push and pull functions.  
  • Reduce MSD’s (Musculoskeletal Disorders) by limiting/improving movements that require awkward postures/stances/lifting. 
  • Increase productivity, product and service quality, as well as worker morale.  
  • Improve profitability and lower costs by eliminating production challenges, error rates, worker compensation claims, workforce/staff turnover, training, and absenteeism.

Woodstock Precision Machining Gorbel Easy Arm Crane Case Study

We were looking at options for ergonomic solutions that eliminated strain on our employees when performing repetitive light duty lifts. Preferrably something that was quick, precise and programmable.


Our customer portal reporting system is designed to give you 24-hour access to your reports, certificates and inspections.

Engineering Services

Liftsafe Engineering & Service Group has an in-house team of professional engineers with extensive expertise in design, safety, manufacturing process optimization, ergonomics, structural analysis and regulatory compliance.

We design, build, inspect and maintain.


GH Cranes & Hoists

Liftsafe is a leading supplier of GH products in Canada, offering premier industrial lifting equipment.

Customer Portal

Our customer portal reporting system is designed to give you 24-hour access to your reports, certificates and inspections.

About Liftsafe

We focus on creating turnkey solutions that allow your employees to do their jobs safely while protecting your company.