This document provides guidance for University managers to ensure they can adequately identify, assess and control risks associated with manual tasks when relocating workplaces.
Employer’s duties under the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 extend to providing:
More specifically, Regulation 3.4(2)(a) requires that an employer must, as far as practicable, identify each hazard that is likely to arise from manual handling at the workplace. This includes the identification of manual handling tasks that may give rise to injuries or harm or those where employees have identified concerns
Hazardous Manual Tasks Include:
The risk of sustaining a musculoskeletal injury during the relocation process can be assessed based on these factors:
Planning, communication and consultation
Practical guidance, information and instruction
Equipment and Assistance