Hazardous Manual Handling Requirements

TCS are experts in assisting and supporting businesses to meet their legislative requirements when it comes to Hazardous Manual Handling. If your employees perform hazardous manual tasks, then there are specific duties and obligations you need to comply with under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Regulations and Code of Practice. TCS can assist you to:

  • Identify and document your manual tasks that are hazardous to ensure compliance;
  • Assess the risks of injury (short and long term) associated with performing the hazardous manual task;
  • Advise on the implementation of suitable risk control measures;
  • Prepare your Hazardous Manual Task Risk Register; and
  • Deliver all your employee training.
Worker performing a heavy Manual Task

Manual tasks cover a wide range of activities, and may include stacking shelves, working on a conveyor line and entering data into a computer. TCS consultants have significant experience across all industry sectors, and will work with you, your employees and management to ensure the safe design of plant, tools and equipment, safe workplace layout, reduction in forces and loads, elimination and/or reduction in the number of repetitive actions, and implementation of safe workplace behaviors e.g. rest breaks, rotation, policies and procedures – all of which can play a critical role in reducing the risk of exposure and injury for your workers.

In addition, TCS is acknowledged by the Queensland Government for our work in implementing the PErforM program and approach to Hazardous Manual Tasks within the QLD Steel Manufacturing sector. This participative approach engages with your workforce in identifying Hazardous Manual Handling Tasks, and preparing and implementing workable solutions for your business. This innovative, engaging approach has delivered proven results over time, and can be easily adapted to your workplace to yield similar results. Talk to TCS today about all your Manual Handling requirements.

Services offered

  • Risk Assessment and preparation of Hazardous Manual Task Risk Registers
  • Implementation of large-scale Participatory Ergonomics Risk Assessment Interventions
  • Delivery of Training