Manual Handling: An Overview

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Manual handling encompasses acts such as: lifting; pushing; lowering; pulling; moving; holding; restraining; throwing; and carrying. This article provides an overview of manual handling, it is to be used in conjunction with your organisation’s policies and procedures regarding manual handling.

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Statistics reveal that of all types of workplace injuries captured in 2017–18, lifting, pushing, pulling or bending accounted for 24%, making manual handling the most commonly reported work-related injury.

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Ramandeep kaur
04 Jul 2021
very important aspect of job manual handling and doing it right.
mandeep kaur
17 Aug 2021
It was knowledgeable
Anisa Shaheen
07 Nov 2021
Confidence increased and sure to do in Wright way
Utkrista Maharjan
05 Nov 2020
Relevant to my practice.
Mary Minogue
01 May 2022
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Very informative and reinforces manual handling at all times.
Mary Mendoza
20 Aug 2021
Easy to understand and very helpful
Eleftheria Dimitradiou
02 Feb 2021
very well
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15 Jul 2021
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26 Mar 2021
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