The most common cause of long-term injury is manual handling. It is very prevalent for workers who carry out overhead electrical work when they work for energy companies.
These workers lift heavy structures such as cross-arms and they access work at height on ladders and in elevated work platforms. Sustained overreaching and poor postures can lead to long term back, neck and shoulder injuries.
This module has a clear focus on manual handling injuries that may come from the work that is carried out when workers are maintaining the electricity supply. The scene uses an electrical company’s training yard to focus on manual handling risks as workers carry out maintenance work.