Manual Handling

Manual Handling

Manual-Handling

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
  • Ergonomics
  • Safe lifting and moving