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Sierra Support Services Group

RA-006-FIBRE-CT

RISK ASSESSMENT FOR: -

R/A 6. Manual Handling

 

Location/Task:

The carrying, lifting, of stock, materials and supplies

 

Assessed By:

 

Approved By:

Stephen Bassett

Date of

         

Assessment:

Oct-14

Revise By:

1 Year

Version No.

001

Potential for Harm (Accidents)

Means of Minimising Harm (Accidents)

 

High risk of back injuries, musculo- skeletal injury and other strains from lifting, carrying and handling a wide variety of material, including parts and equipment required for fibre installation and material handling.

Basic Manual handling training will be provided to all staff.

 

Avoid manual handling when possible.

 

Ensure that you are able to see over the load you are carrying.

 

Use mechanical tools where possible to avoid the risk. Make sure the load is secured properly.

Ensure that manual handling operations are carried out in the correct manner.

Do not lift or handle anything of excessive weight. Use a two man lift for large, heavy or

 

unusual loads as required.

 

Assistance should be requested where heavy items need to be moved.

 

Ensure people are physically fit enough to carry out the specified tasks.

When lifting, ensure that you have a good balanced stance, get a good hand grip on the load

and use your legs to lift.

 

Where mechanical devices are provided to assist in moving items, they must be used.

 

RA-006-FIBRE-CT

 

Controller:

Rev No. 1.0

Rev Issue Date: October 2014

SHEQ

 

Uncontrolled if printed or copied

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Sierra Support Services Group

RA-006-FIBRE-CT

RISK ASSESSMENT FOR: -

R/A 6. Manual Handling

 

Check the weight of an item before lifting it. Most products show the weight of the item on the

packaging.

Employees are to be supplied with the appropriate clothing which does not interfere with their manual handling tasks including the use of mechanical aids.

PPE Required

Safety shoes / boots & high vis vests and gloves if applicable.

General Recommendations

All staff are to be provided with manual handling training prior to commencing on the contract.

This training is specific to the job role.

Responsibility for Control

Sierra management for overall work procedures and work practices.

Responsibility of all employees and contractors.

 

RA-006-FIBRE-CT

 

Controller:

Rev No. 1.0

Rev Issue Date: October 2014

SHEQ

 

Uncontrolled if printed or copied

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