Manual tasks (or manual handling) are any activities involving the use of muscular force (or effort) to lift, move, push, pull, carry, hold or restrain any object, including a person or animal. Manual tasks are also those that involve repetitive actions, sustained work postures and exposure to vibrations.
This module covers:
- Manual tasks
- Manual tasks and the law
- Identifying manual task hazards and controlling risks
- Safe lifting and moving