Soter Analytics helps UK’s largest building merchant to reduce manual handling injuries by 55%

Travis Perkins
Case Study

The Partner
Travis Perkins Group is the UK’s largest distributor of building materials and prides itself on ‘Keeping People Safe’ which is a core value within their health & safety culture

"The Health and Safety culture at Travis Perkins goes over and above and is one of the best I have been fortunate enough to be part of. They have an incredible reporting culture and employees look out for each other"

The Challenge
Travis Perkins has recognized the value of prevention for years and it’s central to their efforts in reducing manual handling injury risks and costs

“Using innovative ideas is what we strive to do. Adopting the SoterCoach solution to solve one of the challenges we have within the business and employing this device to help eliminate, reduce and also teach people the right way of doing manual handling has been the perfect marriage”


The first longitudinal outcome data of impact of SoterCoach showed a 55% drop in manual handling injuries in 2019


Immediate vibration and audible feedback from the device when hazardous ergonomic movements were made, coupled with in-app personalised data tracking and 3-minute microlearning tutorials, created a heightened awareness of the movements made for every worker and effectively coached them to reduce the quantity they made, reducing their long-term injury risk. tutorials, created a heightened awareness of the movements made for every worker and effectively coached them to reduce the quantity they made, reducing their long-term injury risk.


Nsights were made available to management via a web-based dashboard and used for debriefing sessions following the program, encouraging workers to share their experiences and recommendations of alterations to their work, aiding in the large reduction of hazardous movements resulting in a 55% drop in manual handling injuries.

Hazardous Movement Reduction 2019

HM Frequency per hour before start and of program by risk group

Y/Y Manual Handling Injury Reduction

SoterCoach solution

Scalable Solution
The SoterCoach solution was implemented across a very large and diversely located workforce, with workers within branches conducting daily manual handling tasks, including delivery drivers

“We found the set up really easy, it was pretty much step 1, 2, 3 and the colleagues easily linked the devices to their mobile phones. Tracking their own data created a really positive engagement and during the debriefing sessions the colleagues continually wanted to know more about their results and how they could do things differently”

The collaboration between Soter Analytics and the Travis Perkins Group shows strong evidence for the use of wearable technology and analytics within industry when used by health and safety professionals in collaboration with industrial workers to identify and reduce the risk from workplaces and tasks

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    Get up to 86% of reduction in back & shoulder ergonomic injuries


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