Manual Handling Quiz
Manual Handling refers to...?
Lifting and/or carrying
Lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling or carrying
Moving things on your own
Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) account for...?
10% of all workplace injuries
A third of all workplace injuries
A quarter of all all workplace injuries
A manual handling risk assessment is only required...?
When you are going to lift or move anything
When you cannot avoid a manual handling task and there is a potential risk of injury
When your manager indicates that it is necessary
What is the first thing you should do before lifting anything?
Think about the task
Ask for help
Do a full risk evaluation
A manual handling risk assessment looks at...?
Task, Individual, Load and Environment
Task, Individual, Obstructions and Environment
Task, Individual Ability and Environment
To maintain balance when moving an object the feet should be...?
Apart with both legs parallel to the object
Apart with one leg slightly forward
Where possible, An object should be held where?
As low as possible
Away from the body
Held close to the body
You should avoid twisting or leaning sideways, especially when...?
Your back is straight
Your back is bent
The heaviest part of the load should be where?
On your strongest arm
Next to your body
Away from your body
When putting down an object that may need adjusting...?
Place the object in the exact position required
Place the object then adjust
Adjust and then place the object
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