Manual Handling Tips

Manual handling is the biggest cause of personal and workplace injury in Australia. Every year, thousands of people are injured as a result of unsafe manual handling.

 

Manual handling is the use your body to lift, lower, push, pull, carry, move, hold or restrain objects or people.

 

Hazardous manual handling can lead to serious musculoskeletal injuries. These can be very serious injuries that overtime, can severely affect a person's quality of life.

 

There are many safe practices in place to identify and minimize manual handling risks. The manual handling code of practice is a comprehensive document that will take you through the steps of risk assessment and control.

For more information on safe lifting techniques and manual handling visit: 

http://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/sites/swa/about/publications/pages/hazardous-manual-tasks-cop