Don't start a long journey if you’re tiredGet some rest and relaxation technique like listening to music or looking at the sceneries if there is any.b) Kellie works transporting disabled clients to appointments or to the shops and other locations.List two risks List a control measure for each risk
Follow safe work practices for direct client care - HLTWHS002_ASRisk 1:Risk for back injury (musculoskeletal disorder) due to manual handlingUse of good selection of equipment available for workers are required to lift and move heavy goods. LIFTING AID EQUIPMENTIf you need to lift something manually1.Reduce the amount of twisting, stooping and reaching.2.Avoid liftingfrom floor level or above shoulder height, especially heavy loads.3.Adjust storage areas to minimise the need to carry out such movements.4.Consider how you can minimise carrying distances.
Follow safe work practices for direct client care - HLTWHS002_ASRisk 2:
Follow safe work practices for direct client care - HLTWHS002_AS
Follow safe work practices for direct client care - HLTWHS002_ASActivity 2CObjective:To provide you with an opportunity to apply control measures for minimising manual handling risk.Activity: Locate a risk assessment form from:Look at the diagram above.Why does this method of lifting produce less strain on the musculoskeletal system than bending at the waist?To help prevent back pain and injury when you bend and lift:Spread your feet apart to give your body a wide base of supportStand as close as possible to the object you are liftingBend at your knees, not at your waist or backTighten your stomach muscles as you lift the object up or lower it downHold the object as close to your body as you canSlowly lift, using your muscles in your hips and knees
Follow safe work practices for direct client care - HLTWHS002_ASAs you stand up with the object, DO NOT bend forwardDO NOT twist your back while you bend to reach the object, lift the object, or carry the objectSquat as you set the object down, using the muscles in your knees and hips. Keep your back straight when you squat down. EIGHT STEPS TO LIFTING CORRECTLY: 1.Plan Your Lift • Ask Yourself: “Can I lift this alone?”• Look for obstacles • Choose a clear route • Is the load too awkward or too heavy?• How much does the item weigh? 2.Ask For Help• If the load is too heavy or awkward to handle alone, get assistance. 3.Get a Firm Footing• Position your feet approximately shoulder wide for a stable base • Wear nonslip footwear • Point toes out 4.Bend Your Knees• Don’t bend at the waist 5.Tighten Your Stomach Muscles• Abdominal muscles help support your spine when you lift. 6.Lift With Your Legs • Let your powerful leg muscles do most of the work, not your back. 7.Keep the Load Close • Don’t hold the load away from your body.
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