Key Manual Handling Risk Considerations

Select the arrows to the left of each potential manual handling risk in the accordion below to reveal and learn important methods on how to mitigate the risk listed:

Now that you’ve read the primary risks above and methods to reduce them, watch the following series of videos to accompany each step:

Loads that are required to be held away from the body trunk:

Environments and/or loads that might require reaching upwards:

When pushing or pulling a load is required, the following must always be considered first:

Environments and/or loads which require a prolonged handling effort:

Knowledge Check: Risks, Loads, & Environmental Conditions

Reducing Manual Handling Risks

Select the + icon on each of the sections of the graphic below to learn important methods that you can apply to reduce manual handling risks in your workplace:

Lesson Four: Risk Assessment & Mitigation Knowledge Check