Moving and lifting objects: A health and safety solution

Solutions for injury risks when moving large, bulky or difficult to handle objects.

Last updated

May 2011

Reading level

easy

File Type and Size

PDF, 417.92 kB

Document Length

2 pages

What it contains

Workers may be at risk of injury when moving equipment or furniture that’s large, bulky or difficult to handle. Lifting, reaching, pushing, pulling, bending and work requiring awkward postures may create risks.

This health and safety solution looks at common sources of risk when doing these tasks, and solutions to eliminate risk. These include:

  • systems of work like risk identification, training and hazard reporting
  • equipment and area maintenance
  • design of storage and choice of equipment
  • use of mechanical aids to help with reaching and moving