Common manual handling hazards and consequences
Not all manual handling tasks have risks but some, often tasks involving heavy items, do. With these heavy tasks comes a higher risk to safety, in fact, injuries due to manual handling are the most common injuries suffered by workers across all workplaces, and in all industries; with 55% of all work-related injury claims being due to manual handling.
In this lesson, you’ll learn about what makes a manual handling task hazardous and some potential consequences for individuals and businesses when tasks are handled incorrectly.
Whether you work in front of house, back of house or in the management team, understanding the risks of lifting and moving heavy objects is crucial to keeping yourself and your team safe.
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