There's a Safer Way to Clean

Manual handling tasks are part of the job for cleaners, but in certain circumstances they can be hazardous and cause injuries.

This information will help employers take action to eliminate or reduce the risk of manual handling activities being hazardous to workers, by suggesting modifications to the way a task is performed, or by suggesting aids and equipment that make tasks safer.

Each of the tasks listed on the left have pictures to illustrate the right and wrong ways to perform the task, along with detailed written information about common problems and solutions for making tasks safer.

Each task page also includes a downloadable PDF that displays the information as a fact sheet, which can be printed out and given to employees, or used as guides when providing training and instruction. Some task pages also include a poster that can be printed and displayed in cleaning cupboards, common areas and work zones.