A labourer is the one who does a work which involves a lot of physical effort. Labourers can be seen at the construction sites who sweat it out for hours. In absence of skills, millions of people are forced to carry big loads on their backs, heads to make a living.
Seeing the working conditions of labourers, Vikram Dinubhai Panchal from the National Institute of Design (NID), Hyderabad came up with an outstanding creation so that, they won’t experience the back pain. It is something that will bring a smile on their face. Credits to Vikram for taking his creativity to another step in intensity.
He won an award for his essential step towards modern designing in a contest conducted by New York-based Core77. This product is bound to save the people from all sorts of trouble. Thanks to this wonderful creation.
LCL – Load Carrier for Labour equipment boasts a simple design which is economical, reliable. Even making this equipment is quite easy which costs just Rs 300. The Load Carrier is composed of bamboo and some simple steel and plastic fittings.
It is well open for production by local craftsmen anywhere in India. The labourers can breathe a sigh of relief as the model is designed in such a way that it can be used for all three modes of carrying loads – on the back, on the head and as a trolley.
Based on the type of work and conditions, one can switch to their desirable mode in just a minute by using two knobs on the device. The device weighs 2 kg and that won’t be a problem at all. The load is distributed on the shoulder and at the lumbar support (lower part of the back) by soft material which doesn’t ruffle the labourer’s feathers.
LCL is certain to make a huge impact in labourers’ life at construction sites, railway stations, factories, industries, ports etc and also cut down the risks as well. In growing countries like India, China and other Asian countries, this product can be beneficial to labourers. This innovation deserves a tonne of praise for what it can offer.
If productivity is increased and time is saved, it will prevent the labourers from fatigue works. thereby implementing this model to all parts of the world would create a lot of opportunities to the craftsmen. It would be a lot more interesting if the device was something labourers could make and repair by themselves. Nonetheless, this is a very good concept.