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MANUAL HANDLING & ERGONOMICS


When lifting, you should adopt a stable position with feet slightly apart to maintain balance and get a good hold on the item you are lifting. Maintain good posture by slightly bending the back, hips and knees and keep the load close to your waist with the heaviest side of the load next to your body. Move slowly and avoid twisting the back or leaning sideways.


“IT PAYS TO TAKE PRECAUTIONS.”


Pushing and pulling can also cause injury and aids, such as barrows and trolleys, should be handled with care and pushed rather than pulled wherever possible. Among the products ESE Direct supply to businesses are heavy duty trolleys designed to take a capacity of 1,200kg. Swivel wheels and a brake make operating these smooth and pain-free, despite the large weight.


The company also stocks special equipment for the handling of pallets, including pallet trucks with 2,500kg capacity and a pallet level loader which lowers itself as the load is built up and allows the operator to rotate the load to always work from the nearside. It eliminates the need for bending and stretching associated with loading and unloading pallets at floor level.


Last year, there were 439,000 musculoskeletal injuries reported to the HSE out of a total of 1,073,000 of all work-related illnesses. We want to help you keep your staff safe!


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