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Whether at home, on the road or at work: every day we use products that make our lives easier or more beautiful. But do these products also make your back easier? Discover all back friendly products with the "AGR- seal of approval" of the Healthy Back Campaign. Just click through - you will be surprised!

Shovels and spades

Healthy gardening with ergonomic implements

Weeding the flower beds, setting bulbs or cutting the hedges are all jobs that gardeners love doing - but can cause backache nevertheless. However, prudent selection of ergonomic gardening implements such as shovels, spades and forks can do muscles and joints a world of good.

Perfect S-shaped power lever

Tools with curved handles for example are good for the back. This unusual design acts as the perfect power lever in all movement sequences. This makes it relatively easy to move the load.

Different handle heights

Different handle heights let the user adopt a back-friendly working posture so that he won't have to bend, regardless of how tall he is.

The individual handle heights also relieve the pressure on shoulders and wrists - whether in loosening solid ground, planting flowers or plucking out the weeds.

Vibration in the handle also reduces the physical effort required while minimising jolts and impacts, thus reducing the injury risk.


First-rate quality provides the necessary stability and guarantees the best possible safety when using the tools.


  • The handle must be designed so as to improve the ratio between load and power lever in favour of the power lever. In other words, it is much easier to move the load than with conventional handles.
  • Differing handle heights and shapes must make it possible to perform every task in an ergonomic, back-friendly fashion across a wide range of uses.
  • The design of the handle must permit improved handling of the garden implements/tools while also offering relief for shoulders, hands, thighs, knees, feet and joints.
  • Stability of the whole construction is particularly important. Here high demands have to be fulfilled to protect the user.

Minimum requirements

  • Improved power lever thanks to corresponding handle design
  • Different handle heights
  • Improved handling
  • Stability

Products in this sector with the AGR seal of approval

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