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Manual handling is any activity that requires force to Lift Push Pull Carry Move Restrain.

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2 Manual handling is any activity that requires force to Lift Push Pull Carry Move Restrain

3 How many of these actions does your job involve?

4 The cost and devastation of manual handling injuries outweighs the total of all other workplace accidents and injuries combined

5 Discuss: How would/could a manual handling accident impact on your life

6 It is up to EVERYONE in the workplace to: identify the risks and then suggest ways to minimise the risks

7 If a manual handling accident does occur we must ask ourselves: What did happen? What measures can we put in place to prevent a recurrence?

8 Don’t forget the most important rule of lifting, “Do I really need to lift this?” Can I lift it with a mechanical aid? Can I get someone to help me lift? Can I change the way the work is done?

9 Our everyday lives involve some type of manual handling. What new habits can you start today?

10 Are you performing your tasks the safest way possible?


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