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By  Phil Hughes     MBE
and Ed Ferrett
 Chapter        10
Manual and mechanical handling
     hazards and control
       Manual and mechanical handling
            hazards and control



After reading this chapter you should be able to:

1. Describe the hazards and the risk factors which should be
   considered when assessing risks from manual handling
   activities

2. Outline ways of minimizing manual handling risk

3. Identify the hazards and explain the precautions and
   procedures to ensure safety in the use of lifting and moving
   equipment with specific reference to fork-lift trucks, manually
   operated load-moving equipment (sack trucks, pallet trucks),
   lifts, hoists, conveyors and cranes.
Figure 10 .1 Handling goods onto
a truck in a typical loading dock
Figure 10.2 Manual handling
There are many potential hazards
Figure 10.3 Main injury sites caused
by manual handling accidents
Figure 10.4   UK guidance for manual lifting
Figure 10.5   Mechanical aids to lift patients in hospital
Figure 10.6 A pallet truck for moving loads
Figure 10.7 Main elements of a good lifting technique
                                        Overhead
                                        conveyor
Roller
conveyor




     Slate
     conveyor
     in a food
     factory




                 Figure 10.8 Conveyor systems
Figure 10.9 A brick elevator
Figure 10.10     Reach truck designed so that the
load retracts inside the wheel base to save space
Figure 11   Moving a yacht using a large
overhead travelling gantry and slings
Figure 10.12   A hoist for lifting cars
Figure 13 Types of safety hook
Figure 14   Vehicle mounted lifting equipment in the forest
Figure 15   Lorry mounted telescopic crane in France

				
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