Week 6

Manual Handling Training

What is Manual handling?

  • žPushing, pulling, lifting and carrying
  • žIs a structured and systematic way of addressing risks of manual handling injuries
  • žThe Actions and Movements that cause most problems in manual handling are lifting, twisting, bending, pushing and pulling

After this training, you should be able to…

  • žIdentify manual handling tasks that require risk assessment.
  • žRecognise and understand that there are many factors contributing to manual handling risks
  • žPrevent manual handling injuries through design of tasks, work areas, equipment and work processes
  • žDevelop appropriate control measures for tasks that have been assessed as risks
  • žIt is important that you understand the reasons for doing the job with the least risk and decide the best way to go about the task
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