Manual handling of solar panels, heavy and bulky items

Planning a safe approach to installing solar panels.


What it contains

Manual handling is work such as manually lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling, carrying, moving or holding solar panels and other heavy and bulky items. During solar installations, injuries can occur while undertaking hazardous manual handling.

This document outlines the four-step risk management process including:

  1. Identifying hazards what manual handling work can be hazardous?
  2. Assessing risks – when does manual handling become more hazardous.
  3. Controlling risks – how can you control the risks of muscular skeletal disorder?
  4. Reviewing and revising the controls.