Manual handling in the red meat industry

Guidance on how to eliminate or reduce the manual handling health and safety risks in the red meat industry.


What it contains

Employees in the red meat industry can be injured when lifting, pushing, pulling and processing products. This guide outlines the health and safety risks in the industry. It explains:

  • the common injuries employees in this industry suffer
  • the occupational health and safety duties of employers to reduce or eliminate injury risks
  • who you must consult with to eliminate or reduce these risks
  • safe working systems and risk control
  • common risks and safe working systems to reduce or eliminate them
  • risks associated with machinery and equipment, also known as plant, and how to reduce or eliminate these risks