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Manual Handling Safe Operating Procedure

Product SKU: 60126-3

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    • Step-by-step safe work process.
    • Can assist in ensuring workers are adequately trained.
    • Risk Assessment Form included.
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Manual Handling Safe Operating Procedure

This Manual Handling Safe Operating Procedure (SOP) provides a way for your business to outline step-by-step safe processes in regards to manual handling.

Manual Handling SOP:

  • Provides instructions on the use of the equipment both prior to and during operation.
  • Ensures workers recognise and manage associated hazards and risks involved.
  • Provides a training document for workers. 

Procedure:

  1. Ensure safe-lifting techniques are used.
  2. Know the weight of the load before lifting
  3. Plan travel pathway
  4. Ensure individual physically ready for lift (muscles warmed up/stretches)
  5. Maintain a wide stance (feet shoulder length apart)
  6. Keep good balance
  7. Bend at knees and establish a firm grip on the load
  8. Keep load close to body, keep arms and back straight
  9. Initiate lift using legs muscles
  10. Lift smoothly, do not jerk or throw load upwards
  11. Avoid any twisting and side-bending during lift

Manual Handling Safe Operating Procedure Contents:

  • Management Commitment & Approval
  • Hazards Manual Tasks
  • Hazards & Risks
  • Precautions
  • Standard Lift
  • Team Handling
  • Includes a Risk Assessment Form

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    • Instant Document Delivery via Email.
      • Step-by-step safe work process.
      • Can assist in ensuring workers are adequately trained.
      • Risk Assessment Form included.
      • Customisation instructions provided.
      • Edit documents on the go with Microsoft Office Mobile App
      • Only pay once (no subscriptions required).

    Manual Handling Safe Operating Procedure

    This Manual Handling Safe Operating Procedure (SOP) provides a way for your business to outline step-by-step safe processes in regards to manual handling.

    Manual Handling SOP:

    • Provides instructions on the use of the equipment both prior to and during operation.
    • Ensures workers recognise and manage associated hazards and risks involved.
    • Provides a training document for workers. 

    Procedure:

    1. Ensure safe-lifting techniques are used.
    2. Know the weight of the load before lifting
    3. Plan travel pathway
    4. Ensure individual physically ready for lift (muscles warmed up/stretches)
    5. Maintain a wide stance (feet shoulder length apart)
    6. Keep good balance
    7. Bend at knees and establish a firm grip on the load
    8. Keep load close to body, keep arms and back straight
    9. Initiate lift using legs muscles
    10. Lift smoothly, do not jerk or throw load upwards
    11. Avoid any twisting and side-bending during lift

    Manual Handling Safe Operating Procedure Contents:

    • Management Commitment & Approval
    • Hazards Manual Tasks
    • Hazards & Risks
    • Precautions
    • Standard Lift
    • Team Handling
    • Includes a Risk Assessment Form

    View PDF Document Sample

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