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manual handling. load characteristics

load characteristicsGenerally speaking when one thinks of manual handling it's tempting to think about a nice cardboard box such as those that often get used in manual handling training.

Obviously in practice the loads being handled can have all sorts of characteristics such as:

It is obvious that training alone cannot solve all of these problems but they should all be included when conducting a risk assessment.

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