Manual Handling (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.