Plans/Observes the route to be taken with the load.
Assesses the weight of the load.
Uses manual handling aids available in the area.
Reduces load to smaller manageable sizes.
Uses correct body position prior to taking load.
Utilises the strength from legs in order to lift the load.
Lifts load to waist height.
The heaviest part of the load is located towards the body.
Keeps arms within boundary formed by legs.
Elbows close to side.
Uses adequate pulling/pushing techniques.
Avoids twisting whilst carrying load.
Faces direction of travel.
Moves slowly to avoid jerky movements.
Maintains good vision whilst moving load.
Lowers load slowly whilst maintaining good posture.
Avoids crushing fingers when lowering.
Puts down then adjusts to desired position.
Feedback to operative, identifying gaps in competency and comments on positive development.
Feedback from operative on assessment.