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Title: TEAM TALK MANUAL HANDLING


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TEAM TALKMANUAL HANDLING
Manual Handling Slide 1
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Manual Handling
  • The aim of this session is to provide you with
    information on-
  • The types of injuries which can result in poor
    manual handling
  • The legislation relating to manual handling
  • Safe manual handling techniques
  • A demonstration on good manual handling
    techniques

Manual Handling Slide 2
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Introduction
  • Definition - any transporting or supporting of
    a load (including the lifting, putting down,
    pushing, pulling, carrying or moving thereof) by
    hand or by bodily force
  • Any activity that requires an individual to lift,
    move or support a load will be classified as a
    manual handling task
  • Also consider - twisting, reaching, pulling,
    carrying and stretching

Manual Handling Slide 3
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Legislation
  • Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992
    Main Requirements
  • Require-
  • - Avoid hazardous manual handling operations so
  • far as is reasonably practicable
  • - Mechanise or automate process, where possible
  • - Assess any hazardous manual handling
  • operation that cannot be avoided
  • - Reduce the risk of injury so far as is
    reasonably practicable
  • - Provide training and information

Manual Handling Slide 4
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Injuries Resulting From Manual Handling
  • Cuts and abrasions
  • Short term injuries
  • Discomfort and scarring
  • 2. Crushed/fractured limbs
  • Painful
  • Eventually repair themselves

Manual Handling Slide 5
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Injuries (Continued)
  • 3. Soft tissue damage
  • Muscles, ligaments, tendons
  • Painful but again, these heal with time
  • Hernias
  • Very painful
  • Major mobility problems
  • Corrective surgery
  • Can prevent future manual handling

Manual Handling Slide 6
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Injuries (Continued)
  • 5. Spinal / nerve injuries
  • Very common
  • Long term/permanent damage
  • Slipped/prolapsed disc

Manual Handling Slide 7
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Correct Lifting Techniques
  • Get a firm grip
  • Ensure you feet are secure
  • Keep your back upright by bending your knees
  • Avoid bending at the waist whilst lifting
  • Never obstruct your vision
  • Take your time Dont rush!

Manual Handling Slide 8
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Correct Lifting Techniques
  • Always check the weight of an object before
    lifting
  • Seek help if objects are too heavy or large. If
    you feel uncomfortable with the weight seek
    assistance
  • For a team lift, work with someone of similar
    build and height

Manual Handling Slide 9
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Correct Lifting Techniques
  • Split heavy loads into manageable sizes
  • Carry loads close to the body
  • Counterbalance loads, so that the forces acting
    on your back are balanced

Manual Handling Slide 10
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Correct Lifting Techniques
  • Before lifting ensure your route is clear
  • Before carrying objects through narrow walkways
    check passage way is clear of obstacles
  • Stay alert and slow down if your route has
    variations of levels e.g. steps, stairs

Manual Handling Slide 11
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Using a Trolley / Cage
  • Visual check before use Good repair? Wheels run
    smoothly?
  • Heavy items on the bottom, lighter items on top
  • Never overload the trolley / cage
  • Never obstruct your vision
  • Push the trolley / cage if visibility is good and
    if you can control stopping and steering
  • Move the trolley / cage at walking speed
  • If using a trolley / cage over uneven surfaces,
    or up / down a ramp or slope, ask for help

Manual Handling Slide 12
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Manual Handling Assessments
  • No manual handling activity is completely safe
  • A risk assessment will reduce the risks
  • Employees must be made aware of assessment
  • Assessments must be suitable and sufficient not
    generic

Manual Handling Slide 13
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Manual Handling Assessment
  • L OAD
  • I NDIVIDUAL
  • T ASK
  • E NVIRONMENT

Manual Handling Slide 14
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Load
  • Observe loads, are they-
  • Unwieldy
  • Heavy
  • Difficult to grasp
  • Sharp
  • Hot/ cold
  • Likely to move or shift in transit

Manual Handling Slide 15
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Individual
  • Observe individuals-
  • Do they require unusual strength or height for
    any activity?
  • Is anyone pregnant, disabled or suffering from a
    health problem?
  • Is specialist knowledge or training required?
  • Has effective training been completed?
  • Is a trolley or cage being used?

Manual Handling Slide 16
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Task
  • Consider the different activities and whether
    they involve-
  • Twisting, stooping, bending
  • Excessive travel
  • Pushing, pulling or precise positioning of the
    load
  • Sudden movement, inadequate rest or recovery
    periods
  • Team handling or seated work

Manual Handling Slide 17
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Site Specific Tasks
  • Moving cages
  • Moving patio heaters
  • Carrying loads up/down stairs
  • Lifting external tables and chairs
  • Lowering deliveries through hatches

Manual Handling Slide 18
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Environment
  • Looking at internal/external areas consider
  • Confined spaces
  • Uneven, slippery or unstable floors
  • Variations in floor levels
  • Extremely hot, cold or humid conditions
  • Poor lighting/ventilation

Manual Handling Slide 19
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Any Questions?
Manual Handling Slide 20
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