Manual Handling

I had to watch a twelve minute “health and safety” video this morning, it was all about manual handling. Here it a summary of the advice it offered:

  1. Check your environment. Is it safe to engage in manual handling in your workplace?
  2. Ensure you have a good grip.
  3. Make small, non jerky movements – and don’t twist.
  4. Try to keep your load under control. Position is key, you don’t want a heavy load to end up on your feet.

And remember, in order to avoid injury caused by repetitive pulling, always prefer a mechanical aid.

I shit you not, this is exactly what was said!

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