This SWM covers general aspects associated with hazardous manual handling. The SWM covers the requirement to identify, assess and control hazardous manual handling in relation to general lifting activities across numerous industries including construction, manufacturing, hospitality etc. This does not provide specific risk controls in relation to people-handling in health care settings.
The Manual Handling SWM provides:
Hazardous Manual Handling includes all physical activity, yet only present a risk when they are considered hazardous. Hazardous manual handling can lead to injuries that are called “Musculoskeletal Disorders” or MSD’s.
Main hazards include:
This Safe Work Method (SWM) is provided in Microsoft Word, meaning you can fully customise the document to suit the needs of your business. Simply add your company details and include any site specific details or risks ensuring it is specific to the task at hand. It is then ready for printing.
The Manual Handling SWM includes:
We recommend you use this Safe Work Method template in conjunction with the SafetyCulture JSA Pack or Risk Assessment
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