OBUHSN-34 Appendix 1: Guidance for managers on staff at risk

To decide what categories of staff may be susceptible to risk of injury when carrying out manual handling, consideration must be given to:

  1. The tasks being undertaken;
  2. The loads to be moved;
  3. Working environment;
  4. Individual capability.

Examples of manual handling categories who are most susceptible to risk of injury:

  • Caretakers;
  • Storekeepers;
  • Library Staff;
  • Audio - Visual Staff;
  • Catering Services Staff;
  • Grounds Staff;
  • Print Room Staff;
  • Technicians who move large components/equipment.