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The Two-Hand Controller accident reduction made simple

The Two-Hand Controller  accident reduction made simple

Friday 21st October 2016

According to the Health & Safety Commission, during the year 2014/2015 there was around 70,000 reported workplace injuries in the manufacturing sector, of which 8,400 were as a result of contact with machinery.

Accidents are an unavoidable fact of life; the only thing that we can do is make sure that everything is done to ensure that the systems in-place are capable of keeping accidents to an absolute minimum. Which is the thinking behind the IMI Norgren Two-Hand Control Unit launched by Thorite.

Injuries as a result of a hand in the wrong place at the wrong time simply wouldn’t be possible if the Two-Hand Controller was installed, as both hands are needed to simultaneously press two buttons within 0.5 seconds in order to activate the machine.

The Two-Hand Controller takes the place of whatever was previously used to activate the machine lever, foot-pedal, button etc., and is easy to install. It complies fully with the latest European Machinery Directive requirements of ISO 13489 and EN574 class IIIB and is totally tamper-proof due to the robust nature of its construction. The entire unit is delivered complete and carries a two-year warranty.

For a limited period, Thorite is offering the Two-Hand Controller at the special launch price of £450. For more information, a free no obligation demonstration and a copy of the latest IMI catalogue please contact Alan Donkersley on 0800 034 5850 or visit

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