Working in the warehouse requires considerable manual handling activities. Workers need to select materials for use and storage that can place strain on their necks and shoulders and lower limbs.
Sustained overreaching and poor postures can lead to long term back, neck and shoulder injuries. The training discusses safe manual handling and repetitive tasks such as handling materials, heavy, bulky and awkwardly shaped items, safe storage, working from ladders and platforms, slips and trips, physical and mental fatigue and working in hot and cold conditions.
This module has a clear focus on manual handling injuries that may come from the work that is carried out when workers are in the warehouse and handling materials from storage areas.