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Describe actions to take in relation to identified risks when moving and handling
Manual Handling involves more than just the lifting and/or carrying of weights. It can include any activity requiring the use of force exerted by a person to lift, push, pull, carry or otherwise move or restrain any moving or stationary object. [ Only a very small number of manual handling injuries are caused by lifting heavy weights. Often, seemingly simple activities such as repetitive
reaching, twisting and bending, as well as poor sitting, standing and typing postures can contribute to an injury occurrence. Supervisors and managers have a responsibility to ensure that all staff under their control follow correct manual handling procedures. This duty extends not only to proactive strategies to prevent manual handling injuries during normal duties, but also after an employee has returned to work following either an injury, a period of annual leave, or an extended absence. As part of the consultative process, employers are required, in consultation with their employees, to identify, assess, and control risks arising from manual handling activities in the workplace. Employers are also required to ensure that all plant, equipment, containers, work practices and the working environment are designed to be safe and pose no risk to the health and safety of their employees. Therefore, managers and supervisors are encouraged to use the Code of Practice and discuss manual handling activities in their work place. The University's Manual Handling Policy has embraced the West Australian Code of Practice on Manual Handling , which should be used by managers, supervisors and employees as a guide to the prevention of manual handling injuries. The code clearly explains the role employers and employees play in avoiding injuries, including information on training, supervision, consultation, and the reporting of hazards. Step by step guidance is provided in the identification, assessment and control of workplace risks and hazards. ]
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