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:
- Check your environment. Is it safe to engage in manual handling in your workplace?
- Ensure you have a good grip.
- Make small, non jerky movements – and don’t twist.
- 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!