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Manual Handling

  • When is it a problem? When is it a problem?

    Many jobs involve some form of manual handling, but not all manual handling is hazardous or involves the risk of an injury, such as a Musculoskeletal Disorder (MSD).

  • Identify the hazard Identify the risk

    Once you have identified the workplace tasks that involve hazardous manual handling the next step is to determine if those tasks are likely to cause an injury. A good way of doing this is to undertake a risk assessment.

  • Your role in preventing manual handling injuries Your role in preventing manual handling injuries

    Whether you are an employer, a worker or a health and safety representative (HSR), you have a role to play in identifying hazardous manual handling and controlling any associated risks of a MSD occurring in your workplace.

  • Solutions Solutions

    Learn more about how to eliminate, reduce and control the risk of a MSD from hazardous manual handling in your workplace, including task specific risks and controls.

  • Laws & Guidance Laws & Guidance

    There are a number of resources you can use if you need more detailed information about identifying and controlling hazardous manual handling that has the risk of a MSD in your workplace.