Manual Handling

Manual handling relates to the moving of items either by lifting, lowering, carrying, pushing or pulling. But it's not just a case of 'pulling something' due to the weight of the item, although this can be a cause of injury. Injuries can be caused because of the amount of times you have to pick up or carry an item, the distance you are carrying it, the height you are picking it up from or putting it down at (picking it up from the floor, putting it on a shelf above shoulder level) and any twisting, bending stretching or other awkward posture you may get in whilst doing a task. Manual handling is one of the most common causes of injury at work and causes over a third of all workplace injuries which include upper and lower limb pain/disorders, joint and repetitive strain injuries. That is why it is so important to ensure all staff know how to correctly lift items to ensure they are looking after themselves to not possibly causing what could become a long term injury.

 

Allow GRA Training to be your portal to teaching your staff the importance of this risk and ways to minimise damage or injury to themselves or others.