manual handling - workplace layout
When considering the layout of the working conditions, employers need to ask a few simple questions.
- Are there any obstructions? If there are, can they be moved? How often is the route where the obstructions are located actually used?
- Are there any temporary obstructions such as the pump truck shown here? Does it absolutely have to be there?
- Can the workplace be reorganised to improve things?
- Is the lighting good enough so that the persons doing the manual handling task can actually see well without having to think about it.
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