Manual Handling in the Workplace

Conduct Manual Tasks Safely (Manual Handling)

The skills and knowledge covered in this unit can be applied to any occupation or industry in safe manual handling practices.

Description of Role

Manual handling is beneficial for almost any job role and it is important that all employees know how to safely operate in the workplace when handling items.

A workplace health and safety representative in your workplace may be responsible for the development of manual handling procedures and the documentation associated with carrying out manual handling safely for distribution to staff. They may also support processes in manual handling practices and assist organisations to conduct dynamic risk assessments and regulated procedures to improve workplace safety.

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