“Being a manufacturer who handcrafts the majority of their products, safety is a high priority. Like any business our aim is simple, to eliminate the risk of injury and keep our employees safe.” – Andrew McCaig, The Natural Bedding Company Founder and Director
The Natural Bedding Company continually review their processes to ensure they’re not only safe but efficient. In looking into their mattress construction process, they saw an opportunity where they could improve both.
“In our mattress construction we have a process called Tufting where we use a large needle to sew the layers of the mattress together. During this process the needles may need to be lightly lubricated to assist them sliding through the latex easily, this can lead to them becoming quite slippery.”
The Natural Bedding Company use a leather guard to protect the palm of their hand when pushing the needle through, however, this leaves their fingers exposed. Combined with a slippery needle that can be difficult to grip they recognised the potential risk of injury.