Follow a simple risk management approach

The best way to effectively manage  the risks associated with a hazardous manual task is to talk to your workers and follow a systematic process that involves:

  • identifying manual tasks that are hazardous
  • if necessary, assessing the risks of injury associated with the hazardous manual task
  • implementing high level risk control measures
  • reviewing the effectiveness of control measures.

For a simple summary of this process, refer to the risk management process for hazardous manual tasks flowchart.

Further information

Hazardous manual tasks - Overview

Hazardous manual tasks - Risk management worksheet

This is a legal requirement under the WHS Regulation - Part 3.1 and Clause 60
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