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Manual handling

Manual handling in the construction industry
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Fluro Training

on 21 October 2014

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Transcript of Manual handling

its up to you
Is the biggest cause of injury in the construction industry
manual handling
serious & long-term health effects
to avoid injury
pulling
pushing
lifting
carrying
lowering
holding
fixed position
repetitive movements
Injuries can result from a single movement
However chronic injuries due to progressive wear and tear are far more common
clear your way
assess sizes &
weights
STABLE
- feet shoulder width apart
STRONG
- use the muscles in your thighs
when lifting
FLEX
- bend your knees & flex your hips
TIGHT
- keep your elbows & the load close to your body
TURN
- avoid twisting at your waist, turn your feet
get SOMEONE to give you a hand - don’t attempt to handle a heavy or awkward load by yourself
get SOMETHING to give you a hand - such as a wheelbarrow, forklift, scissor lift or crane. note: you must be trained and certified to operate mobile equipment.
Consider the possible wear and tear on your body with every move
plan
don't regret not asking, or waiting, for help with a lift
Store heavy items at waist height
strengthen, and make use, of your core muscles
Someone or something?
is
is
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