“I can help with overhead lifting, mobile lifters, slings including specialised bariatric and amputee types, turning systems and transfer equipment. Manual handling covers a wide range of products really. For example it’s often easier to transfer into a commode or chair with tilt-in-space for correct positioning.”
Rod particularly enjoys problem-solving and finding solutions that will enhance someone’s quality of life.
“I want to help create more awareness of what is available, and provide equipment to evaluate and assess to see that it’s a worthwhile investment to save staff time, reduce injuries and provide more job satisfaction.”
Rod studied mechanical engineering in Wellington before starting his career in the automotive industry. “That’s a helpful background to have, particularly with overhead lifting as it can be quite technical – just looking at how and where equipment is installed, how it’s going to work, and how it’s going to fit.”