2 Manual Handling Definition Any activities requiring the use of force by a person to lift, lower, push, pull, carry, move, hold or restrain a person or an object.
3 What work techniques can help prevent manual handling injuries? A. Planning the liftCheck clear pathwaysfor over 16kg use mechanical aidsconsider your own capacityB. Performing the liftcheck the weight of the load start with smaller loadsuse whole hand gripfor good balance, support with feet shoulder width aparthold the load close to the bodyKeep back straight when moving the loaduse hip and knee joints to bend to the objectdo not twist or bend the back sideways
4 Pushing and PullingManual material handling may require pushing or pulling. Pushing is much easier on the back than pulling. It is important to use both the arms and legs to provide the strength to start the push
5 MANUAL HANDLING VIDEO This DVD comes with a Facilitator's Guide What is manual handling? Manual handling includes lifting, holding, pushing, pulling, shifting and lowering. In fact, any form of human could be included – with or without the use of mechanical aids. This program covers:Detailed description of manual handlingThe problems and how injuries are causedThe types of injuriesSteps to deal with manual handling DVD to buy $250
6 Question and AnswerMy job is mostly computer based. What can I do to reduce the risk of injury in my role?Manual handling includes far more than lifting heavy objects or hard manual labour. Manual handling includes activities with repetitive actions (e.g. typing) and continued work postures (e.g. sitting or standing at a workstation).As with any manual handling task it is important that all the risk factors are assessed and controls put in place to reduce the risk of injury
7 Manual Handling FormsTo get a better understanding of the manual handling guide of the office environment, you can go to this check list web site to give you more information.
8 Correct Posture for Men and Women This picture gives us an idea of how much weight men and women can carry in the office.