Manual Material Handling and Lifting Techniques Checklist

  • Are personnel who regularly perform manual lifting duties properly trained? AFI 91-203 para. 4.4

  • Does training instruction include information such as what PPE is required, what manual lifting devices are available and their proper use? AFI 91-203 para. 4.4

  • Is training documented IAW AFI 91-202? AFI 91-203 para. 4.4

  • Are manual materials handling activities kept to a minimum through the application and use of engineering controls when possible? AFI 91-203 para. 4.5.1

  • Are loads to be lifted manageable in both size and weight distribution? AFI 91-203 para. 4.6

  • Are objects to be lifted inspected for grease or other slippery substances that might cause the object to slip? AFI 91-203 para. 4.6.1.1

  • Do individuals seek assistance when it is necessary to move heavy or odd shaped items? AFI 91-203 para. 4.6.3

  • Are workers properly trained in team lifting techniques when they will be lifting heavy or odd shaped items? AFI 91-203 para. 4.6.3.

  • Is PPE provided and used when needed to protect the hands and feet of workers involved in manual materials handling activities? AFI 91-203 para. 4.7.1

  • Are wheeled hand trucks and dollies loaded so that the cargo is stable and the loads won't fall? AFI 91-203 para. 4.9.1.5

  • Is the rated capacity on all lever operated hoists permanently and conspicuously marked and easily visible? AFI 91-203 para. 4.9.3.1.1

  • Are hoists equipped with a device (ratchet and pawl or load brake) that prevents a suspended load from self-lowering and ensures loads are only lowered by operation of the hoist
    lever? AFI 91-203 para. 4.9.3.1.2

  • Are hoists inspected daily or prior to each use for items such as loose or worn parts, cracked or broken welds, deformed hooks or chain, and bent or deformed pawls? AFI 91-203 para. 4.9.3.2

  • Is an annual inspection accomplished on all MHE? AFI 91-203 para. 4.9.3.3

  • Are identification tags attached to hoists indicating date of inspection, date of proof test, capacity of hoist and identification number of hoist? AFI 91-203 para. 4.9.3.4

  • Do hoist users maintain records of all tests? AFI 91-203 para. 4.9.3.5.1

  • Are only approved lifting devices like slings used to lift loads? AFI 91-203 4.9.3.6.2

  • Do material handlers remove finger rings and jewelry prior to working with materials or moving machinery? AFI 91-203 para. 4.11.6

  • Are materials neatly stacked and the height limited to minimize the possibility for the materials to fall or collapse? AFI 91-203 para. 4.13.1

Signatures

  • Report Routing

  • Supervisor Signature:

  • Notification

  • Superintendent Signature:

  • Notification

  • Commander Signature:

  • Notification

  • Safety Office Signature:

  • Notification

  • Wing Commander Signature:

  • Notification

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