Good Lifting Technique That Could Be Adopted By A Person When Lifting A Load

Good Lifting Technique That Could Be Adopted By A Person When Lifting A Load

In 3. Musculoskeletal Hazards and Risk Control, Controlling Workplace Hazards, GC 2, Health and Safety, Manual Handling, NEBOSH, NEBOSH IGC by EDCONS SAFETY INSTITUTELeave a Comment

  • Outline a good lifting technique that could be adopted by a person when lifting a load from the
  • Give TWO examples of how a manual handling task might be avioded.

Part a)

  • Ensure appropriate clothing is worn to avoid entanglement or inhibition of movement
  • back straight
  • Grip the Test the weight to ensure within your capability
  • Keep feet slightly apart,
  • Bend knees
  • Lower the body to the load
  • Keep the load firmly and close to the body
  • Smoothly lift the load – first to knee level, then to waist level
  • Avoid any jerking movement
  • Make sure you can see where you are going
  • Without twisting the body turn by feet movement
  • Move the load to the required destination, at all times keeping the load as close as possible to your body
  • Set the load down at the desired location, first from the waist level, then to knee level and then to the

Part b)

  • Replace with mechanical means
  • Use of a sack truck
  • Use of a conveyor
  • Use of mechanical lifting equipment (lift truck, scissor lift)
  • Use of rollers

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