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moving and handling

April 3, 2016 | Author: | Posted in case study, mathematics and economics

Moving and Handling

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Moving and Handling is often an important part of many peoples daily work routines . The Manual Handling Regulations 1992 entails an employer to conduct manual handling training for employees who have a manual handling component in their job

Manual handling has long been recognised as most important basis for occupational injury and ill-health , so the current Health and Safety Executive drive Better Backs ‘ should be welcomed by every one . Around sixty to eighty percent [banner_entry_middle]

of all workers , at some point , experience backache , caused by repetitive twisting , lifting or exerting too much force , frequently in poorly-organised working conditions with no appropriate consideration being given to the impact of manual handling activities . And this has main outcomes for individuals and for businesses . Around 1 in 5 of the 2 .2 million workers , who suffer ill-health have back injuries (costing around 5 million working days (average absence rates for this type of injury is nineteen days ) and pounds one hundred and fifty million in NHS physiotherapy costs . Most back injuries can be prevented . Proactive action to avoid injury or to deal hastily with symptoms is not only imperative to declining figures but also cost-efficient

Thousands of employees undergo painful injuries during manual work . Most manual handling injuries result in back pain or injury . A manual handling injury may occur abruptly or develop steadily over years . The price of such an injury is huge in human , financial , and social terms to the employer , the employee and the community

The three most important gears in reducing manual handling injuries are

1 . Design of equipment , plant and work practices

2 . Assessment of manual handling jobs

3 . Control of risk


As much as possible , prior to a new equipment or a piece of apparatus /machine is purchased it must be ensured that , it is free from manual handling risks that it is proficient enough to be used without causing bodily harm to the user . This is also exact for systems of work Before planning how work has to be done , make it sure that it is free from manual handling risks

Risk Assessment

Any risk assessment and control of a manual handling risk must be done in consultation with the employees who execute the task . The factors you must consider in the assessment are weight , handling type , load position , frequency distance and time , the terrain , the climate lighting , skill and experience of employee , duration and frequency of activity , forces applied , nature of load , condition of work place , work organization , age /gender and layout of the work place

A lighter load means a minor risk of injury . The mass of the material handled must be within the capacity of the operator to handle securely

It is generally easier to push or pull a load than to put down , lift , or carry it . Needless handling enhances fatigue of the employee and amplifies the probability of injury

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