SAFETY, HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT

Manual Handling

The person credited with this unit standard is able to explain the types, size and weight of goods and materials which safely manoeuvred by hand as well as safe handling techniques. The learner will be able to explain the physical and psychological limitations that exist for the safe manoeuvring of goods and materials by hand and be able to manoeuvre material in a manner that does not expose the worker to possible injury or harm by using incorrect tools and equipment.

The qualifying learner is capable of:

  • Describing the materials which may be safely manoeuvred by hand.
  • Describing the occupational health and safety requirements for the manual manoeuvring of materials in a workplace.

 

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