At the trade fair stand of the Social Insurance for Agriculture, Forestry and Horticulture (SVLFG) at the International Green Week in Berlin from January 16 to 25, 2015 the entire focus is on a healthy back.

Relief for your back is provided by an ideally adjusted driver’s seat. This is demonstrated by the SVLFG on their campaign stage at the ErlebnisBauernhof (‚Farm Experience‘) in Hall 3.2. A vibration simulator mimics either driving a forklift truck, a wheel loader or an agriculture tractor. A display shows how the driver’s seat has to be adjusted to reduce the vibrations of the body and thereby minimise the stress on one’s back. Lifting and carrying also represent a permanent hazard to your back. The SVLFG demonstrates with a vacuum lifting device with a sack suction gripper how to quickly and efficiently handle sacks containing 50 kg of animal feed or seed. The ergonomic one-hand operation means that working with the device is not detrimental to one’s health. At the same time visitors are shown how much easier it is to use bags weighing 25 kg and to lift and carry them correctly or use an ergonomic sack trolley. Finally, visitors to the stand can train their balance as well as their back muscles and coordination on so-called pedalos. Employees of the SVLFG are of course ready and waiting to answer all questions on the Agricultural Social Insurance at stand number 107.