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KEY REVISION POINTS

Musculoskeletal health issues and ill-health prevention strategies … The types of injuries resulting from manual handling operations … The development of manual handling risk assessments and effective control measures … Safety in the use of lifting equipment and an understanding of the different types of manual and mechanical handling and lifting equipment … Hazards and controls associated with fork lift trucks, hoists and cranes … The legal requirements for the inspection and examination of lifting equipment … WORK-RELATED UPPER LIMB DISORDERS

Ergonomics – interaction between the worker, his work and his environment. It involves knowledge of his physical and mental capabilities in addition to his understanding of the job.