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MANUAL HANDLING

WORKING TOGETHER TO PROVIDE YOU WITH PRACTICAL & SCIENTIFIC BASED ADVICE.

 

Every business has potentially hazardous manual handling tasks. Our experienced Health Safety Environmental Consultants will identify any physical or environment hazards which put your workers at risk and recommend the appropriate actions to eliminate or reduce those risks. Highly qualified and knowledgeable, they will ensure you are compliant with all safety legislation in relation to manual tasks and lifting.

 

A Manual Handling Risk Assessment includes: ​

  • Site visits and inspections

  • Identification and assessment of manual handling risks

  • Written report detailing risks + suitable control measures

  • Recommendations to assist with compliance to relevant legislation

  • Training in manual handling

 

The Benefits​

  • Improved productivity due to reduced musculoskeletal injuries

  • A happier, healthier workforce

  • Peace of mind that legal risks are minimised

  • Fewer work related claims

 

Your Duty In Relation To Manual Handling

There are specific laws and regulations in relation to managing manual handling tasks. The regulations require you to:​

  • Identify the tasks in your workplace that involve hazardous manual handling

  • Assess the risk of manual handling associated with these tasks

  • Eliminate the risk of manual handling or if this is not practicable reduce the risk

 

Your duty as an employer is to protect your workers and failure to appropriately manage hazardous manual tasks may result in a breach of WHS laws.

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