Lifting, carrying, posture, stooping, twisting, repetitive activities
Lifting at height
Lifting heavy or awkward to carry materials or equipment
Risks of musculoskeletal disorders, fractures, contusions and other related abrasions. Risk to group members and others as a result of poor handling techniques
Manual handling information and advice should be provided to all individuals who carry out frequent handling activities. Employees should avoid, wherever possible, stooping, twisting, over reaching and bending when moving heavy materials and equipment.
Storage height of materials should be solid and secure. They must not exceed waist height.
Where possible heavy tools should be stored as close as possible to their point of use.
Any participant should not lift, carry or move any object which is beyond their capabilities and should ask for assistance in these occurrences.
Some materials or tools are likely to be too difficult and awkward for single person to relocate. Team lifting should be carried out for heavy or unwieldy items.
Awkward lifting to be supervised and supported