4 Additional controls

There are cases when current risk controls may not be sufficient to effectively manage risks, which would necessitate additional controls if:

  • specific hazardous manual handlings tasks are not understood
  • individual factors need to be considered, for example, skills and level of training
  • there are issues surrounding the load to be moved (e.g. too heavy, too large)
  • there are environmental considerations, for example, layout/design or work area
  • there has been a near miss, incident or injury reported as result of manual handling task

The principal and/or their delegate must ensure that additional controls are recorded in the OHS Risk RegisterExternal Link and Risk Assessment TemplateExternal Link or equivalent.

Chapter 4 of the Manual Handling Procedure outlining when additional risk controls may be required for manual handling tasks in schools

Reviewed 26 June 2020

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