Manual order picking guide

How to reduce or eliminate the workplace health and safety risks of manual picking or packing tasks through good design and the right equipment.

Last updated

Oct 2005

Reading level

medium

File Type and Size

PDF, 419.79 kB

Document Length

16 pages

What it contains

This guide advises employers how well-designed workplaces with the right equipment can prevent picking and packing injuries. It explains:

  • the seven principles of manual order picking, covering topics such as workplace design, layout, equipment and warehouse management practices
  • working above shoulder height – how to complete high, medium and low risk assessments
  • working below the knee – how to complete high, medium and low risk assessments
  • raising the employees to a height – how to complete a high, medium and low risk assessment

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