Manual Handling Safety Toolbox Talk (TBT)

Updated: Jun 7



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In this post, we are going to know about the Manual Handling Safety Toolbox Talk.


What is Manual Handling?


Manual handling means transporting or supporting a load by hand or bodily force. It includes lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying, or moving loads. A load can be an object, person, or material.


Manual Handling Factors


 LOAD

Heavy, bulky, or unwieldy, difficult to grasp, unstable or likely to move unpredictably, harmful, e.g. sharp, hot, too large for the handler to see over or around.


 INDIVIDUAL

Gender, medical conditions, experience, training, knowledge, etc.



 TASK

Repetitive movement, stooping needed, vertical distances, twisting needed during work


 ENVIRONMENT

Space available, light, temperature, slips, and trips opportunities


Beware!

Improper manual handling can result in serious internal and/ or external injuries at the workplace.


NEVER


 Try to lift heavy loads unsafely

 Wear inappropriate personal protective equipment

 Work under peer pressure

 Use your back to lift the loads

 Work under dark conditions

 Position the body in an awkward position

 Travel long vertical distances while handling loads

 Transport liquid loads being un-closed

 Do manual handling without appropriate personal protective equipment


ALWAYS


 Work at well-lit areas

 Use mechanical aids to prevent manual handling

 Take sufficient breaks to resuscitate your body

 Use thigh muscle to lift and move

 Use appropriate personal protective equipment

 Practice team lift to reduce effects

 Ensure to reduce the loads as maximum as possible

 Avoid poor bodily posture under load


I hope, you understand about the Manual Handling Safety Toolbox Talk.


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