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Manual Handling

  1. 1. Edited & Prepared by ADEL YOUNIS QHSE Executive Manager [email_address] March - 2009 <ul><li>COREX SERVICES Ltd. QHSE DEPT . </li></ul><ul><li>Manual Handling </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>Health & Safety Law </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why Bother <ul><li>M oral </li></ul><ul><li>E conomic </li></ul><ul><li>L egal </li></ul>
  4. 4. Sources of Law <ul><li>Statute Law : </li></ul><ul><li>Written &quot;law of the land“, made by Parliament </li></ul><ul><li>UK law </li></ul><ul><li>Primary legislation – Acts of Parliament </li></ul><ul><li>Secondary Legislation – Regulations , Orders </li></ul><ul><li>European Law </li></ul><ul><li>Single European Act 1986, harmonisation of standards </li></ul><ul><li>European Directives </li></ul><ul><li>Significant influence on UK Health and Safety Law, adopted by European Council of Ministers, implemented by Member States into domestic law (as Regulations) </li></ul><ul><li>(European) Regulations </li></ul><ul><li>Direct applicability </li></ul><ul><li>Common Law: </li></ul><ul><li>Judge made system of law, dating back to the 11th Century. (Case Law) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Newquay Hotel Fire August 2007 http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/6952674.stm
  6. 6. What is Manual Handling
  7. 7. What is Manual Handling <ul><li>&quot;manual handling operations&quot; means any transporting or supporting of a load </li></ul><ul><li>(including the lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving thereof) by hand or by bodily force. </li></ul><ul><li>Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992(as amended ) </li></ul>
  8. 8. What’s the Problem ? <ul><li>Group Work </li></ul><ul><li>The most recent survey of self-reported work related illness estimated that in 2001/02. </li></ul><ul><li>Q1 What percentage of accidents in the workplace are related to manual handling ? </li></ul><ul><li>Q2 How Many Working Days do you thing were lost as a result? </li></ul><ul><li>Q3 What are the implications for both the Company and the Individual ? </li></ul>
  9. 9. HSE L23, Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992(as amended)
  10. 10. The Scale of the Problem <ul><li>The most recent survey of self-reported work related illness estimated that in 2001/02, </li></ul><ul><li>1.1 million people in Great Britain suffered from </li></ul><ul><li>musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) caused or made worse by their current or past work. </li></ul><ul><li>An estimated 12.3 million working days were lost due to these work-related MSDs. </li></ul><ul><li>On average each sufferer took about 20 days off in that </li></ul><ul><li>12-month period . </li></ul><ul><li>www.hse.gov.uk/msd </li></ul>
  11. 11. HSE L23, Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992(as amended)
  12. 12. How does it happen HSE L23, Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992(as amended)
  13. 13. HSE L23, Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992(as amended)
  14. 14. HIGHER EDUCATION ACCIDENT STATISTICS 2007 COMPARING UWE WITH THE SECTOR Source: UWE Internal Memo Number of reports RIDDOR Cause Sector Staff UWE Staff Sector Students UWE Students Sector Others UWE Others Sector Total UWE Total Injured while handling, lifting or carrying 246 5 34 0 6 0 286 5 Slipped, tripped or fell on same level 291 7 74 1 48 0 413 8 Fell from a height 74 3 11 0 9 0 94 3 Exposed to fire 5 0 4 0 0 0 9 0 Another kind of accident 88 2 51 2 17 0 156 4 TOTALS 864 24 302 5 113 1 1279 30
  15. 15. How does it happen
  16. 16. Causes of Back Pain <ul><li>There are four main causes of back pain: </li></ul>
  17. 17. http://healthguide.howstuffworks.com/spine-supporting-structures-picture.htm
  18. 18. Structure of the Spine http://www.backpain-guide.com/Chapter_Fig_folders/Ch05_Anatomy_Folder/4OverallSpine.html
  19. 20. Intra-Vertebral Disc Pressure
  20. 21. www.bhpain.com
  21. 22. HSE L23, Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992(as amended)
  22. 23. HSE L23, Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992(as amended)
  23. 24. Efficient Movement Principles <ul><li>Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Good foot positioning </li></ul><ul><li>Centre of gravity </li></ul><ul><li>Relax knees and Hips </li></ul><ul><li>Natural Back </li></ul><ul><li>Assess the Load </li></ul><ul><li>Good hand position and grip </li></ul><ul><li>Breath normally </li></ul><ul><li>Abdominal pressure </li></ul><ul><li>Chin in </li></ul><ul><li>Let you thighs do the work </li></ul><ul><li>Keep the load close to your body and not to high </li></ul><ul><li>Lower the load in reverse order </li></ul><ul><li>Images from HSE’s “ Getting to grips with manual handling” A short guide </li></ul>
  24. 25. Base Movement ©RoSPA MHI Pack/03/Issue 1
  25. 26. What can I do ? <ul><li>Employees have duties too: </li></ul><ul><li>follow appropriate systems of work laid down for their safety; </li></ul><ul><li>make proper use of equipment provided for their safety; </li></ul><ul><li>co-operate with their employer on health and safety matters; </li></ul><ul><li>inform the employer if they identify hazardous handling activities; </li></ul><ul><li>take care to ensure that their activities do not put others at risk . </li></ul>
  26. 27. <ul><li>Ergonomics and VDU use </li></ul>
  27. 28. Intra-Vertebral Disc Pressure
  28. 31. Thanks for your time <ul><li>Edited & prepared by </li></ul><ul><li>ADEL YOUNIS </li></ul><ul><li>March - 2009 </li></ul>

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