Hazardous manual tasks items

Lifting, carrying, transporting

Items

  • manual,  mechanical, hydraulic, vacuum or magnetic lifting devices
  • hoist, crane,  fork lift, tool suppression system
  • adjustable loading platform, jigs, trestles, racking or stacking systems
  • conveyor  or elevator systems, stock picking machine
  • access ramps, skids, tailgate lifter, dock leveller
  • patient handling and/or transfer devices
  • animal handling

Items should be designed to limit issues that arise due to manual handling, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving, holding or restraining in workflows. Where specific standards apply to items eg. Australian Standards, the item should comply with that standard.

Typical items include:

  • trolleys
  • ute cranes
  • pallet rollers
  • stockyard systems
  • pen doors/chutes
  • drafting gates
  • overhead shearing plant
  • warehouse racking
  • light-weight portable fencing
Handling objects

Items

  • pulley system and harnesses for confined spaces
  • back-pack industrial equipment
  • rotary, tilt and carousel table/platform
  • power stretchers for carpet installation

Typical items include:

  • industrial backpack vacuum cleaners, sprayers
  • telephone headsets – hands free
Muscular stress

Items

  • adjustable or tilting work bench, table, or work station
  • ergonomic adjustable work vehicle  seats including anti-vibration and all spring suspension
  • anti-fatigue and high density, absorbent floor matting

Typical items include:

  • anti-fatigue mats
  • adjustable examination table
  • ergonomic truck seat
Repetitive work

Items

  • retractable hoses/leads
  • low vibration, ergonomic equipment

Typical items include:

  • pneumatic nail gun
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