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Manual Handling <insert your organisation’s name> Last updated: <date>
Manual Handling ..  is the <ul><li>Lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling, holding, carrying or  </li></ul><ul><li>throwing a...
Carrying heavy objects (“manual handling”) <ul><li>If you are required to carry something that is heavy or awkward, always...
Manual handling  (from the Health and &   Safety Executive)
Manual handling
Manual handling
Manual handling
Slips, trips and falls <ul><li>What you should do: </li></ul><ul><li>Keep the work area tidy </li></ul><ul><li>Report all ...
PPE, COSHH, RIDDOR, Electrical safety <ul><li>PPE  – Personal Protective Equipment – eg hard hats, safety goggles – </li><...
For more information <ul><li>Our health and safety policies and procedures are stored at < insert location > </li></ul>
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    1. 1. Manual Handling <insert your organisation’s name> Last updated: <date>
    2. 2. Manual Handling .. is the <ul><li>Lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling, holding, carrying or </li></ul><ul><li>throwing a load by bodily force. </li></ul><ul><li>When undertaking any sort of manual handling – help yourself </li></ul><ul><li>by following these simple tips: </li></ul><ul><li>Keep your feet wide apart </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain your back in its natural position if possible </li></ul><ul><li>Try to avoid twisting your waist or stooping </li></ul><ul><li>Keep the load close to your body </li></ul><ul><li>Get a good grip </li></ul><ul><li>Position your feet in direction of travel </li></ul><ul><li>Use smooth controlled movements </li></ul><ul><li>Use team lifting where appropriate – know your limits! </li></ul>
    3. 3. Carrying heavy objects (“manual handling”) <ul><li>If you are required to carry something that is heavy or awkward, always assess the alternatives : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>for example could you use a trolley? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If this is not possible, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Perhaps you could ask someone else to help you. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Only lift using the correct lifting technique – see following slides … </li></ul>
    4. 4. Manual handling (from the Health and & Safety Executive)
    5. 5. Manual handling
    6. 6. Manual handling
    7. 7. Manual handling
    8. 8. Slips, trips and falls <ul><li>What you should do: </li></ul><ul><li>Keep the work area tidy </li></ul><ul><li>Report all potential hazards - loose carpets, trailing cables, handbags, etc – to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>your manager </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the Health and Safety Officer </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Keep all exits and walk ways clear </li></ul><ul><li>Pick up those banana skins! </li></ul>This is the second highest cause of workplace accidents / near misses after manual handling.
    9. 9. PPE, COSHH, RIDDOR, Electrical safety <ul><li>PPE – Personal Protective Equipment – eg hard hats, safety goggles – </li></ul><ul><li>COSHH - Control of Substances Hazardous to Health – this could apply to products you use everyday – ALSO – be aware that printer products can be hazardous if handled or disposed of inappropriately </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>RIDDOR – Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Report all accidents or near misses to the Health and Safety Officer or your manager </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Electrical safety – do not attempt to carry out any work to electrical appliances, including simple tasks such as changing plugs. If you spot frayed cables or appliances that require attention - please contact the Health and Safety Officer </li></ul>
    10. 10. For more information <ul><li>Our health and safety policies and procedures are stored at < insert location > </li></ul>
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