A brush with illness led to a stroke of genius. With an extended period off work due to illness, the inventor of Liftsmart (who also happens to be a Police Sergeant) was experimenting by carrying loads on his Police issue belt, with the objects resting on top of the large buckle. A lightbulb flicked on and Liftsmart was born Who hasn’t rested something heavy on their belt to catch their breath? Right! It’s one of those, ‘why didn’t I think of that?’, ideas. Over the past few years, Craig and his mates from the New Zealand Police developed and refined Liftsmart further. Everyone Craig approached agreed he was onto something, but anecdotal evidence wasn’t good enough. Liftsmart conducted extensive scientific research that confirmed there were significant benefits to transferring the weight of a load onto a person’s frame.

This really was a once in a lifetime idea. A chance to revolutionise workplace safety by making single-person carrying safer and reducing strain on the user’s body. Craig had stumbled onto an amazing opportunity to create a product that helps reduce occupational injury, increases productivity, and makes labour intensive lifting and carrying easier. So far, Liftsmart has been used by kiwifruit packers, furniture removal companies, beekeepers, warehouses, and delivery drivers. The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive.

Research & Design

What seemed simple on paper took years of research and development to get to market.

Liftsmart is designed in New Zealand and manufactured using the highest quality materials and hardware. Liftsmart is strong and durable, and ready for any challenge.

LiftSmart’s Commitment to

Workplace Health
and Safety

Anyone who’s injured themselves at work will back us up on this; quality of work is quality of life.

At the forefront of this product is a genuine desire to improve people’s lives. Sure, we are a business, and altruism doesn’t keep the lights on. However Liftsmart is how we do our part to help with crippling workplace injury. Liftsmart can reduce the risk of repetitive strain injury (RSI), occupational overuse syndrome (OOS), cumulative trauma disorder (CTD) and work-related musculoskeletal disorder (WRMSD)

According to the latest statistics from Australia, 41% of serious injury claims are due to manual handling while lifting or carrying objects. Over $61.8 billion AUD is spent every year on workplace injury and disease, and in New Zealand the figure is around 6 billion.