Manual Handling

  

 

  


 

  

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Manual Handling, Consumer and Employment Protection, WorkSafe Western Australia

Digging With Spades And Shovels
Reduction of risk of musculoskeletal injury from prolonged digging or from unexpected, sudden impacts whilst shovelling.

Handling of Beer Kegs: SafetyLine Solution
Reduction of strain and sprain injuries when manually handling beer kegs in areas such as cool rooms, store rooms and receiving yards.

Manual Handling of Product: SafetyLine Solution
Use of hydraulic lift to substantially reduce bending and twisting when loading or unloading product from large packaging crates.

Derinding of Pork (SafetyLine Solution)
Use of a conveyor-fed derinding machine which incorporates a fully enclosed guarded system around the rotating moving parts and static blade.

Manual Handling of Saw Blades: SafetyLine Solution
Employees are exposed to the risk of laceration injuries when manually handling large machine saw blades that require repair. This activity also involves the risk of manual handling strain injuries as a result of twisting and bending while bearing the weight of the saw blade.

Post Fixing System: SafetyLine Solution
Signposts are often subject to damage from impact with passing vehicles and vandalism. This solution involves a permanent base which is embedded into and a specially tapered fitting which is attached to the end of the signpost.

Transportation Cradle for Steel Coils (SafetyLine Solution)
Information on solutions to problems associated with stability of coils during transportation.

Steel Coil Cradle (SafetyLine Solution)
Information on solutions to problems associated with the safe storage of steel coils.

Forklift attachment to lift 200 litre drums (SafetyLine Solution)
Removes the need to manually handle 200 litre drums.

Manually Operated Lifting Platform for Utilities (Lycoloader) (SafetyLine Solution)
The use of a hoist platform on the back of a utility that can be manually operated by a hand winch which raises and lowers the platform.

Saving Shearers' Backs (SafetyLine Solution)
Information on solutions to problems associated with back strain and injury to shearers.

Drum Lifting Cradle (SafetyLine Solution)
Information on solutions to problems associated with having to move awkward, bulky and heavy fold-up display boards.

Safety Glut with Handle (SafetyLine Solution)
Solutions to problems associated with the risk of hand injuries where gluts or spacers are required to be temporarily positioned to allow attachment of lifting chains or slings to lengths of steel or packs of steel components.

Stillage Bin (SafetyLine Solution)
Information on Solutions associated with the problems of the storage and movement of small pieces of metal in and around workshops that could cause a manual handling problem.

Restraining Safety Glut (SafetyLine Solution)
Information on solutions to problems associated with the potential for injury from falling pipes or tubes when packs or bundles are broken.

Material Securing Clamp (SafetyLine Solution)
Containment of material and prevention of injury from falling objects.

Storage Rack Bridging Device (SafetyLine Solution)
The safe removal of solid steel bars from storage racks.

Livestock Head Lock Device (SafetyLine Solution)
Reduction in injuries to farm workers by restraining the violent movement of livestock when carrying out specific tasks.

Universal Safety Stool (SafetyLine Solution)
Excessive bending and stooping when undertaking tasks which have a low working height.

Compactor with wheels (SafetyLine Solution)
The frequent movement and lifting of a vibrating plate compactor between small jobs.

Sit-stand seat (SafetyLine Solution)
Some employees who have to stand for varying periods may, in the long term, experience discomfort or ill health. Ensure a suitable and appropriate workstation is designed for the task being undertaken.

Muvit 2000 - Shopping Trolley Collection (SafetyLine Solution)
Manual handling injuries due to collecting and pushing a number of shopping trolleys.

Vacuum Lifter (SafetyLine Solution)
Lifting and moving heavy loads such as drums, boxes, bags, engineering components and other heavy single items.

Pallet Collars (SafetyLine Solution)
Information on a solution to the problems associated with poor posture when manually loading and unloading goods into and out of transport bins.

The Re-invented Wheelbarrow (SafetyLine Solution)
Extensive use of wheel barrowing resulting in Manual Handling injuries.

Taking the bend out of stacking (SafetyLine Solution)
Loading packaged cartons onto pallets, creating a risk of manual handling injury.

Mobility of Display Boards (SafetyLine Solution)
Information on solutions to problems associated with having to move awkward, bulky and heavy fold-up display boards.

Stable Wheel Barrows (SafetyLine Solution)
Two wheeled barrows can provide stablity when moving heavy loads.

Handling 200 Litre Drums (SafetyLine Solution)
Moving or tipping 200 litre drums which are commonly used in workplaces as bins and general containers.

Decanting of Liquids (SafetyLine Solution)
Decanting liquids from 20 to 25 litre containers.

Pallet Handling (SafetyLine Solution)
Manual Handling : moving pallets.

Variable Height Trolleys (SafetyLine Solution)
Strain injuries resulting from manually moving or lifting goods on or off trolleys.

Powered Barrows (SafetyLine Solution)
Exposure to the risk of manual handling injury when pushing/pulling loads in a wheelbarrow, particularly over rough or loose terrain.

Safe Storage of Cylinders (SafetyLine Solution)
The use of storage systems for cylinders.

Roller Case (Briefcase) (SafetyLine Solution)
Use of cases or briefcases designed to minimise the risk of manual handling injury.

Wheelie Bin Lifter (SafetyLine Solution)
Use of mechanical aids to lift and empty wheelie bins.

Light Weight Access Covers (SafetyLine Solution)
Informaiton on solutions to problems associated with persons are exposed to the risk of a manual handling injury when lifting or lowering the traditional concrete filled grey cast iron access covers used on sewers, stormwater drains, electrical pits, grease trap covers and gas sealed manhole covers.

Manually Moving Concrete in Construction (SafetyLine Solution)
Manually moving wet concrete can result in workers receiving back injuries while balancing moving wheelbarrows, manoeuvring up and down planks, and tipping. Manual handling injuries make up one third of construction workplace injuries.

Fixing Steel Reinforcing for Concrete Pours (SafetyLine Solution)
Elimination of the need for constant bending and crouching by using a tool from a standing position to fix and tie reinforcing steel prior to pouring the concrete.

Level Block Hoist for a Trailer (SafetyLine Solution)
Solutions to problems where employees involved with the removal of roadside sign posts from the ground are exposed to manual handling injuries.

Lifting Plant Bags (SafetyLine Solution)
Manual Handling : plant nurseries.

Organisation of Tasks (SafetyLine Solution)
Repetitive tasks, which can lead to problems with posture and repetitive strain injuries.

Multiple Handling (SafetyLine Solution)
Multiple handling of loads.

Shop Stock Trolleys (SafetyLine Solution)
Transportion of stock on unsuitable and unstable trolleys.

Removing Wheel Nuts on Trucks with Ease (SafetyLine Solution)
The difficulty of removing wheel nuts on trucks when changing a wheel due to excessive tensioning. They can also be difficult to access due to heavy duty vehicles having wide bodies and overhanging trays.

Carton and Crate Handling (SafetyLine Solution)
Manual Handling : moving cartons and crates.

Bag Handling (SafetyLine Solution)
Manual Handling : bags of cement.

Modification to Shearing Handpiece Starting Lanyard (SafetyLine Solution)
Modification to ensure that the lanyard is always within easy reach and in the same position.

Drum Dollies (SafetyLine Solution)
Filling empty drums with substances eg. oil and then moving the filled drums to another location.

Ergocube - Reduction of manual handling risks associated with handling chemical containers
Ergonomically redesigning the standard 20 litre cube container, so as to omit the carrying handle and incorporate hand recesses.

Slide Sheets (SafetyLine Solution)
Reduction of manual handling injuries associated with moving patients in bed by the use of slide sheets.

Sit, Slide and Stand Pad (SafetyLine Solution)
Reduction of manual handling injury whilst moving residents to sitting positions in chairs and wheelchairs.

Shopping Trolley Management System (SafetyLine Solution)
"Reduction in numbers of trolleys left indiscriminately in shopping centre and car park. Reduction of Manual Handling injuries by reducing number of trolleys to be collected."

Volkswagen Transporter Razorback - floor and tailgate lowers to ground (SafetyLine Solution)
Information on solutions to problems associated with manual handling injuries, particularly back injuries, when loading and unloading delivery vehicles.

Do Not Overload Trolleys Poster (SafetyLine Solution)
Prevention of overloading of trolleys.

Sheet Lifter for installing ceiling sheeting in the construction industry (SafetyLine Solution)
The carrying of ceiling linings in domestic and commercial construction.

Panel Lifter for installing ceiling sheeting in the construction industry (SafetyLine Solution)
The placement of ceiling linings to the ceiling frame in domestic and commercial construction.

Reducing Constant Gripping of Dead Man Controls (SafetyLine Solution)
Constant gripping of fast acting cut off controls (dead man) by operators of abrasive blasting equipment, causing hand fatigue.

Scissor lift and roller system (SafetyLine Solution)
Information on a solution to the problems associated with poor posture when manually loading and unloading goods into and out of transport bins.

Underslide to remove vehicle tyres (SafetyLine Solution)
Reducing the risk factors associated with the removal and replacement of vehicle tyres.

200 L Drum Lifting Frame (SafetyLine Solution)
Lifting 200 L drums in a safe and practical manner.

Oxy/Acetylene Bottle Lifting Frame (SafetyLine Solution)
Lifting oxy/acetylene bottles in a safe and practical manner.

Racks for truck and trailer gates (SafetyLine Solution)
Reducing the risk of manual handling injury to persons having to fit the gates to the truck and trailer trays