2 Lift Push Pull Carry Move Restrain Manual handling is any activity that requires force toLiftPushPullCarryMoveRestrain
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 How would/could a manual handling accident impact on your life Discuss:How would/could a manual handling accident impact on your life
6 It is up to EVERYONE in the workplace to: identify the risksand thensuggest 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 “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?
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?