Hazards Manual Handling – What are the specific Hazards

Hazards: Manual Handling – What are the specific Hazards?

21 June 2017

Hazards: Manual Handling

What are the specific Hazards?

  • Tables and dining rooms, delivery or collecting of plates, cutlery and drink trays or serving customers. Many of the activities in your industry involve manual handling.
  • Manual handling injuries usually result in strains and sprains to workers’ lower back, however they may also involve the neck and limbs. On occasions injuries may result in surgery or life-long disability affecting your career and social life.Injury may occur suddenly or develop gradually over a period of time.

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To reduce the likelihood of suffering an injury as a result of manual handling, it’s important to:

  • Try and organise your work so manual handling is limited
  • Reduce repetitive or sustained bending
  • Push rather than pull
  • Plan the task first
  • Use mechanical equipment where available e.g. hoists, trolleys, step ladders etc
  • When lifting or carrying keep the load as close to your body as possible
  • Use team lifts where appropriate.

Health and Safety 10 May 2017

Health and Safety 10 May 2017

Environmental Health

The Environmental Health department are busy with a new Regulation 962 regulating the Certificate of Acceptability and the issuing of it.

There will be 3 amendments which will implicate to change in the existing regulations.

  • The Certificate of Acceptability will have to be renewed every 2 years and there will cost for the re –application and issue of it.
  • The Environmental Health departments are now requested detailed plans of premises when applying for the COA and
  • a copy of the Occupation certificate for the building and shop must be supplied prior to issue of the COA..

A reminder that the COA must be displayed in a conspicuous place for the public to see, a summons can be issued for failure to display.

Business Act

A business license are not allowed to be issued to foreigners unless they are in possession of a valid working permit.

A reminder that the Business license must be displayed in a conspicuous place for the public to see, a summons can be issued for failure to display.

EMS – Fire Safety

The issued Certificate of Compliance are now only valid for 12 months and must be renewed every year

The shop owners must have a copy of the approved fire plan and Gas plan onsite for inspection by Fire Safety

A reminder that the Flammable gas and liquid permit are renewable every year.

A reminder that the Certificate of Compliance must be displayed in a conspicuous place for the public to see, a summons can be issued for failure to display.