Safe Manual Handling

Please complete these questions and submit to your assessor for marking and feedback

2.1 State reasons for ensuring safe manual handling in the workplace

2.2 What are the potential injuries and ill health that could occur if using incorrect manual handling?

2.3 What is the employee’s responsibilities under the current legislation and official guidance for:

Moving and storing materials

Manual handling

Mechanical lifting

2.4 What are the procedures for safe lifting in accordance with official guidance?

2.5 Why is it important to use site safety equipment when handling materials and equipment?

2.6 List four lifting aids available to assist you with handing in the workplace?

2.7 How do you meet the following when carrying out safe manual handling in the workplace?

Apply safe working practices

Follow procedures

Report problems