Manual handling tasks occur in a wide range of environments and situations.
Some manual handling tasks are routine and part of a repetitive sequence, while other manual handling tasks are characterised by irregular or non-routine sequences.
Manual handling tasks also vary in terms of their duration, how often they occur, the number and type of tools used, the speed at which they are performed, and the weight that is being lifted.
Each of these circumstances can result in a situation where employees are at risk of injury.
Common instances where compensations claims are awarded include;