Test Quiz ECS Card – Manual Handling Operations

You should have a basic understanding of:
• What manual handling operations mean in the context of an employee and what employers must do
to protect employees from injury
• The types of injury you could suffer from carrying out manual handling tasks
• The parts of your body most likely to be affected by manual handling injuries
• How to decide whether a manual handling activity is safe
• What must be taken into account when making a manual handling risk assessment
• The principles of good manual handling techniques

MANUAL HANDLING OPERATIONS

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If there is a risk of injury from lifting loads what should you think about first?

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Before performing manual lifting what is the first thing you should do?

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Which is the part of your body MOST LIKELY to be injured during a manual handling activity which involves moving a heavy load?

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What should you do if your supervisor asks you to move something that you find is too heavy to lift?

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What would you NOT consider in making a judgement of the risks from a load?

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When moving a load fitted with wheels which of the following is generally true?

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A manual handling operation is defined as which one of the following?

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What is the MAXIMUM weight that an individual may lift?

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What is the most common type of injury resulting from lifting loads from the floor?

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Where a load has to be lifted manually, what is the employer required to do by law?

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Which of the following is advisable when lifting a load manually?

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In manual handling, which of the following general statements is true?

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What is the recommended limit for a compact load that can be safely carried by a fit, male worker?

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Where there has been a major change in a manual handling operation, what should the employer do?

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What should be the first consideration when you are about to lift a load on your own?

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Which of the following would NOT make a load easier to handle manually

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If there is a risk of injury from moving loads what should you think about?

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As an approximate guide the manual handling capacity of a two person team is:

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What does ’Kinetic lifting’ mean?

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What should you do first before lifting or moving a load?

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Before picking up a load, you should:

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When picking up an object, you should:

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When judging “individual capability” for manual handling, you should assume:

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When an article has to be moved for a long distance, you should:

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Which is the correct way to lift a load?

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Which would you consider to be generally correct when lifting a load?

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If a load has an uneven centre of gravity, how should you lift it?

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