Leading Learning – Manual Handling
Manual handling occurs in almost all working environments. In fact, research shows that up to 30% of work-related ill-health is a result of musculoskeletal disorders, including those stemming from inappropriate handling of items. This course covers important information about safe manual handling in the workplace. It describes the dangers associated with lifting, and more seemingly innocuous manual tasks such as typing or sitting for extended periods. The course looks at ways to reduce risk when performing manual tasks, by identifying hazards and removing them through a risk management process.
- Definition of manual handling
- Risks associated with manual handling tasks
- Organization and worker responsibilities for managing manual handling risks
- Proper lifting technique
- Avoid, reduce, or eliminate manual handling risks