What is a lifting heavy object accident?
Also known as ‘manual handling’, these are accidents that involve lifting, pushing, pulling, carrying and putting down heavy objects that put a huge strain on the body.
An employer has a duty of care to ensure that all employees not only work in a safe environment but also work in safe manner that does not put the employee under increased risk of injury.
In the circumstance that an employee must move a heavy object, the employer must ensure the appropriate number of people help with moving the heavy object to reduce the risk of accidents and injuries.
This accident is most commonly associated with delivery people, furniture removals, caretakers, shelf-stackers, retail workers and more.