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TBT 05: Manual Handling LIFTING / LOWERING / CARRYING/ THROWING / PUSHING / PULLING / REPETITIVE TASKS 1.MSD: Musculo-Skeletal Disorder 2.ULD: Upper Limb Disorder 3.LLD: Lower Limb Disorder 4.RTI: Repetitive Task Injury Acute and / or chronic injury 1 of 14 HWS -Toolbox Talk 05 Manual Handling v001 11.09.2012
TBT 05 Manual Handling LIKELY CAUSES OF INJURY: 1.Load too heavy2. Load too large 3. Poor posture4. Over reaching 5. Twisting6. Carrying too far 7. Fatigue8. Frequency 9. Pushing / pulling carelessly 10.Throwing awkwardly 2 of 14
TBT 05 Manual Handling VARIABLES TO CONSIDER: 1.Individual strength 2. Gender (& pregnancy) 2.Load size, weight, shape 3.Height of lifting / lowering 4.Distance pushing / pulling / throwing 5.Distance carrying / terrain 6.Frequency of the task 7.Confined / awkward work space 3 of 14
HTM 05: Manual Handing QUESTIONS YOU NEED TO ASK (1): 1.Do I really need to move it? 2.Could I use mechanical handling? 3.Do I know how heavy the load is? 4.Can I manage the load? 4 of 14
TBT 05: Manual Handling QUESTIONS TO ASK (2): 5.Is teamwork needed? 6.Is my route straight? 7.Is there anything in my way? 8.Have I got the right gloves? 9.Am I wearing the right footwear? 5 of 14
TBT 05: Manual Handling IMPORTANT DON’Ts: 1.DON’T carry sharps close to the body 2.DON’T obstruct your vision 3.DON’T lift to a height from / to the floor – do the lift in stages 4.DON’T make sharp or jerky movements 5.DON’T twist or bend when handling 6 of 14
TBT 05: Manual Handling IMPORTANT DO ’s (1): 1.Stand close to the load 2.Feet hip width apart 3.One foot slightly forward pointing in the direction of travel 4.Bend your knees 5.Back “straight” (bum out) 6.Get a good grip 7.Breathe in before lifting 7 of 14
HTM 05: Manual Handling IMPORTANT DO ’s (2): 7.Breathe out slowly during lifting 8.Lift using your legs 9.Keep you back “straight” (bum out) 10.Keep load close to the body 11.Keep movements slow and smooth 12.Co-ordinate team lifts HTM 05: 8 of 14
TBT 05: Manual Handling DIAGRAM: “MAXIMUM LOADS”: A very simple guide. Real loads are different! 9 of 14
TBT 05: Manual Handling REAL SITUATIONS (1): 1.Recycling boxes 2.Bags of waste 10 of 14
TBT 05: Manual Handling REAL SITUATIONS (2): 3.Pushing wheeled bin 4.Picking line 11 of 14
TBT 05: Manual Handling REAL SITUATIONS (3): 5.A television 6.Dangerous substance 12 of 14
TBT 05: Manual Handling REAL SITUATIONS (4): 7.Heavy tools 8.Awkward space 13 of 14
TBT 05: Manual Handling REVISION: 1.MH injuries 2.Causes of MH injuries 3.Lifting, lowering, carrying, pushing, 4.Questions to ask before lifting 5.Don’ts and do’s 6.Safe lifting technique 7.“Maximum” weights 8.Real life scenarios HTM 05: 14 of 14
TBT 05: Manual Handling REMEMBER Statistically, waste management and recycling has a very high accident rate If you see a problem DO NOT walk on by! “See it – sort it” Report accidents, incidents & near-misses! Do NOT become a statistic!
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