Manual handling is any activity that requires the use of force exerted by a person to lift, carry, lower, push, pull, move or hold any item, including a person. It also includes work involving repetitive activities, sustained muscle exertion, and fixed postures.
Injuries to Carers' in healthcare, aged care, rehabilitation and disability services due to the handling of people are a major risk. However, these injuries are preventable by using the right equipment at the right times.
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