Case Study 8 Repetitive Packing Operation Text Version

On Screen Text:
Worker involved in repetitive bending activity during packing operations

Scene 1
Worker bends down to lift part from a cage and then transfers the part to a box. The worker then lifts the box and transfers into another cage. This operation is repeated a number of times.

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 handler taken from scene 1. Large red ÒXÓ marks indicate the risk factors and problems with the job.

  • Body in an unstable posture
  • Excessive lowering distance
  • Repetitive bending of the trunk      

On Screen Text
The new system of work: Assess risk to reduce and reorganise manual handling

Scene 3
The worker raises the cage handling unit to allow access at a safe height. The worker is able to lift part from cage at a safe height and place the part in a box. The worker then lifts the box and transfers it to the other cage, which is positioned at a safe height.

On Screen Text:
Manual Handling: Assess to Avoid, Reduce or Reorganise