Top Tips for Manual Handling

Safe Manual Handling

Top Tips for Manual Handing

Did you know Manual handling causes over a third of all workplace injuries?

These injuries can include pain and injuries to arms, legs and joints, and repetitive strain injuries of all varieties.

Manual handling covers a wide variety of activities including lifting, pushing, pulling, lowering and carrying. If any of these tasks are not carried out correctly there is a risk of injury.

Here are the top tips to make sure you ensure you handle correctly:

  • Keep your back straight and bend your knees.
  • Lift with your legs and body weight.
  • Use handles or lift aids where appropriate.
  • Have a good grip on the load.
  • Stand close to the load and face the direction you intend to move.
  • Lift load as close to the center of your body as possible.
  • Lift smoothly without Jerking.
  • Avoid lifting, side bending and carrying loads with one hand.

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