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1 OHS&W Manual Handling Training PRESENTER Self Learning Online….

2 We don’t come to work to get hurt!

3 Manual Handling Course Outline Identification of Issues Risk Assessment Control Options Exercise Evaluation

4 Manual Handling occurs when: Lifting Lowering Pushing Pulling Carrying Moving Holding Restraining…. ….. Any person, animal or thing

5 Why do you need to know more about Manual Handling? To prevent and to reduce the severity of injuries resulting from manual handling tasks in the workplace.

6 Legal Responsibilities: Employers are required to provide safe systems to prevent or minimise manual handling risks in each workplace. Employers are required: To identify To assess And control risks ……. Arising from Manual Handling tasks in the workplace

7 Risk Identification Manual handling tasks likely to present risks to health and safety are identified by: consultation direct observation analysis of workplace injury and incident records reporting by employees

8 Manual Handling

9 Manual Handling Stats Note: costs reflect payments on claims opened in given year only

10 Risk Identification

11 Risk Assessment Should Occur: BEFORE Undertaking a manual handling task AFTER Injury

12 Risk Assessment Risk Assessment of risk includes a judgement of: The likelihood of an injury occurring, and The consequence and severity of any injury And consider these factors: actions / movements workplace and workstation layout working posture and position duration and frequency of manual handling location of loads and distances moved characteristics of loads and equipment skills, training and experience personal characteristics and special needs of employees

13 Risk Assessment Consequences 1 – Insignificant Dealt with by in- house first aid, etc 2 – Minor Medical help needed. Treatment by medical professional/hospital outpatient, etc 3 – Moderate Significant non- permanent injury. Overnight hospitalisation (inpatient) 4 – Major Extensive permanent injury (eg loss of finger/s) Extended hospitalisation 5 – Catastrophic Death. Permanent disabling injury (eg blindness, loss of hand/s, quadriplegia) LikelihoodLikelihood A-A- Almost certain to occur in most circumstances High (H) Extreme (X) B-B- Likely to occur frequently Medium (M)High (H) Extreme (X) C-C- Possible and likely to occur at some time Low (L)Medium (M)High (H)Extreme (X) D-D- Unlikely to occur but could happen Low (L) Medium (M)High (H)Extreme (X) E-E- May occur but only in rare and exceptional circumstances Low (L) Medium (M)High (H) This is the standard Risk Assessment Matrix, and should be used for all Risk Assessments. Link to Hazard Management of the Health and Safety Services WebHazard Management of the Health and Safety Services Web For the source document click HEREHERE

14 Exercise: Use this form to assess the risks at this site This risk assessment is available as an appendix in the Manual Handling ProcedureManual Handling Procedure

15 The Personal Cost of Injury Pain and discomfort Impact on others (work/family) Financial considerations

16 Risk Control Options Eliminate the task or actions Redesign the task –Alter the object –Change the layout of the work area –Purchasing procedures – purchase smaller quantitiesPurchasing procedures –Use smaller loads –Rotation of tasks Modify actions, movement and forces Safe Operating Procedures Provide Mechanical Aids Arrange for team lifting Provide Personal Protective Equipment See hierarchy of controls ppt show on DECS OHS website.hierarchy of controls

17 Risk Control Options Train Staff –For the specific task –To use the best technique –In the use of aids Back off! CD

18 Control Considerations for Manual Handling Must it be moved? Must it be lifted? Can it be moved mechanically? Can the load be reduced? Can assistance be accessed? Is the load too heavy to lift safely? Is training required?

19 Control of Manual Handling Risk/s Must you handle the object, child or undertake the task? Eliminate the Task (Don’t do it!) Yes No Stop!! Look!! Think!! Do you really HAVE to perform the task in a way which may expose you to injury? List your other Safer Options ____________________ ____________________ ____________________ ____________________ ____________________ ____________________ _____________ Continued on next slide…..

20 Substitute Is elimination/reduction of risk by redesign practicable? Engineer Is reduction of risk by mechanical aids possible? Training Reduce the risk by training and education? No Options …………………… …………………… …………………… Options ……………………… ……………………… ……………………... Manual handling training? Back care and stretching? Personal Fitness training? Specific physiotherapy training? Occupational therapy training? Agreed staff responses? Protective behaviour training? Risk Control Plan (To be written in consultation with Health and Safety Representative and Employees) Short Term (Indicate time frame):………………………………………………………………………………………………… ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Long Term (Indicate time frame):………………………………………………………………………………………………… ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Yes Relevant parties consulted? Y / NControls implemented? Y / N Solutions evaluated to ensure they are effective? Y / N Site Manager/Line manager (signature)………………..………… Date………………………….

21 Safe Lifting Techniques Prepare- Clear area of –hazards, oils, objects on floor, pathways Check load –Sharp edges and protrusions Identify where load will be put after lift Grip Position the feet Bend the knees Keep straight back Arms close to the body Brace the stomach Lift using your legs

22 Job Design Checklist 1 Work should minimise frequent or prolonged- Stooping with hands below mid thighs Reaching above shoulder height Flexion and rotation of spine under load Twisting of neck, shoulders and upper body Gripping for more than 10 seconds Arms outstretched for 1 minute without rest Work with unsupported forearms

23 Job Design Checklist 2 Work should minimise tasks- Which take longer than 1 hour Done more often than once every 5 minutes Repeated for more than 1 hour per shift

24 Job Design Checklist 3 Work should minimise lifting and handling Refer to the Manual Handling Code of Practice, available from SafeWork SA

25 Risk Identification …. The statistics Click HERE to see DECS Manual Handling statistics ( press “escape” to return here when finished)HERE Click HERE to continue the show Slide hidden while STATS updated

26 Project Officer, Training ( ) DECS Health & Safety Services


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