Case Study 2 Material Handling System Text Version

On Screen Text:
Worker manually lifts bucket of material up a stairwell and lifts material into chute

Scene 1|
The worker is lifting a heavy bucket up a stairwell which is difficult to balance, he then walks over to chute and has to lift the bucket above his shoulders to transfer the material into chute.

On Screen Text:

Need to carry out a risk assessment of this task

  • Look at how the job is carried out
  • Collect information: load weight, etc,
  • Identify risk factors with the job
  • Make changes to improve the job

On Screen Text:
Risk Factors/Problems

Scene 2
Still image of the worker taken from scene 1, which shows the worker lifting the bucket while climbing the stairwell. Large red ÒXÓ marks indicate the risk factors and problems with the job.

  • Load is too heavy
  • Body is in an unstable posture
  • Difficult to grasp

On Screen Text
The new system of work: Assess risk to avoid manual handling

Scene 3
The worker walks up the stairwell and he grabs the vacuum chute, he places the vacuum pipe over the railing and positions it into the bucket of material which is stored on a pallet a ground level. The material is fed through the vacuum pipe and is transferred into machine

On Screen Text:

Manual Handling: Assess to avoid, Reduce or Reorganise