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manual handling. load weight

load weightAs mentioned on the previous slide there is an urban myth that states a maximum weight for items that can be handled by the average person.

This is covered in a later slide. The weight of the load can be roughly established by tipping it slightly if that is possible

If the load has any detachable parts then it may be possible to remove them before transit. Never lift anything that you think might hurt you and instead, report it to a supervisor so an assessment can be carried out.


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