Manual Handling

Every able bodied person in the workplace is involved in manual handling tasks to some extent or another. This may simply involve moving items around the office or it may include on-going physical activity.

Sprains and strains to the legs, arms and neck are common. Of particular concern are injuries such as hernias, muscle and ligament damage to the back and damage to the disks of the spinal column.

The group of injuries associated with manual handling activities is the biggest single group of workplace injuries.

Reducing the potential for manual handling injuries is fundamental to creating and maintaining a safe working environment.


If you have any concerns in relation to your safety on at a workplace or your assigned role changes in any way what so ever you must contact your Labour Solutions Australia Recruitment Consultant immediately on 07 33673700