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Manual Handling WMS - NZ

Manual Handling WMS - NZ

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  • Identify hazards and effectively assess suitable control measures associated with the manual handling activities
  • Suitable for New Zealand businesses
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  • Save time with our pre-filled, fully customisable template
  • MS Word format for easy customisation/editing

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:

  • a framework for training workers 
    • help workers understand necessary requirements needed to safely complete manual handling activities
  • a way to document identified hazards and describe control measures
  • a signed record of workers trained

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:

  • MSD injuries
    • Muscles, ligaments, nerves, and tendons in the wrists, arms, shoulders, neck or legs, muscles, ligaments or discs in the back.
  • These injuries can be sudden or occur gradually over time.
  • Indirect injuries:
    • Hit by moving vehicles
    • Crushed by loss of loads or plant roll-over 

Document Format

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: 

  • Management Commitment & Approval
  • PPE
  • Safety Notes
  • Job Steps
    • Planning 
    • Preparation
    • Pre-Operational Inspection
    • Operation
    • Maintenance
  • Employee sign off section


Related Products

We recommend you use this Safe Work Method template in conjunction with the SafetyCulture JSA Pack or Risk Assessment


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