Before attempting a manual handling task, assess the situation to help you understand any difficulties and/or risks you may come across when completing the task. Identifying possible hazards in the tasks you complete is the first step to ensuring you complete your tasks correctly and avoid injury.
In this lesson, you’ll learn how to identify manual handling hazards and how to assess the level of risk associated with a manual handling task.
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.
Luke Croston is the Chef and Creator of Custom Food Solutions at Made Establishment. He focuses on developing methods to maintain restaurant quality products in large volumes.