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Manual handling

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Manual handling

  1. 1. MANUAL HANDLING
  2. 2. COURSE AIM To Develop safer moving and handling practices
  3. 3. OBJECTIVES How to Protect Yourself from Injury Knowledge of Manual Handling Techniques Conduct Practical Controlled Lifts Assessment of Knowledge
  4. 4. WHY! Should I learn the RIGHT WAY to move and lift things around ? Because you will help reduce the risk of accidents and injury FROM: Strains & Sprains Fractures & Hernias Wounds Make your move to safety NOT INJURY
  5. 5. MOVING THINGS THE WRONG WAY May injure your back ! People may also be put at risk if they are not: Properly trained Provided with safe systems Physically suited Wearing the proper clothing
  6. 6. TO PREVENT PAIN, INJURIES AND DAMAGE .. Examine & test… Plan the job… Get a good grip and breath... Get help… Rest frequently… Wear… Talk… Lift…
  7. 7. Think!! Stand… Bend… Grasp… Raise… Lift slowly and … Hold… Lifting – One Person Squat
  8. 8. Keep the Load close.. Keep arms.. Don’t change.. Don’t block…. Avoid twisting… Carrying Take small steps
  9. 9. Unloading Bend… Be careful… Slide… Place…
  10. 10. Why back pain happens? <ul><li>Poor posture </li></ul><ul><ul><li>including sitting in a stationary position for long periods (driving or at desk) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Poor Physical Condition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Will cause back pain </li></ul></ul>Repetitive Trauma Physical overload
  11. 11. <ul><li>Limited Mobility limited in physical movements </li></ul><ul><li>Decreased Activity can’t move around as much </li></ul><ul><li>Change in life style can’t do all the things you used to be able to do. </li></ul><ul><li>Loss or reduction in revenue can’t work or have to change jobs . </li></ul><ul><li>Depression from the changes above </li></ul>Pain & Suffering caused by Back Injures
  12. 12. Special Lifts One arm loads Brace …. Reach… Grasp… Lift… Keep your… Divide the… Team lifts Work with… Choose one… Lift from… Move slowly… Now we turn …
  13. 13. Other Lifts Awkward Objects Stand… Grasp… Bend… Seek… Lifting to a High Place Lighten… Stand… Use a… Lowering from a High Place Test.. Check… Stand… Grasp… Use…
  14. 14. Pushing and Pulling Safely For either movement remember: Stay close.. Get a.. Keep your.. Lean in.. Watch out.. KEEP THE STRAIN OFF YOUR BACK
  15. 15. PRACTICAL EXERCISES & THEORY Basic Carrying Unloading One Arm Lift Team Lift Awkward Objects Lifts to Height and from Height !!Written test!! Lifting
  16. 16. The most serious lifting related injury is the BACK INJURY . Take good care of your back at all times to help prevent painful and disabling injuries. You can protect yourself ! START TODAY ! Conclusion

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