4The cost and devastation of manual handling injuries outweighs the total of all other workplace accidents and injuries combined
5How would/could a manual handling accident impact on your life Discuss:How would/could a manual handling accident impact on your life
6It is up to EVERYONE in the workplace to: identify the risksand thensuggest ways to minimise the risks
7If 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“Do I really need to lift this?” 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?
9Our everyday lives involve some type of manual handling. What new habits can you start today?
10Are you performing your tasks the safest way possible?