Manual Handling, Dynamic lifting techniques, musculoskeletal injuries relating to theatre and events staff.
It has been estimated that more than one-third of all workplace accidents are caused by manual handling activities. The risks of manual handling include musculoskeletal injuries and injuries caused by the handler falling. The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 impose a duty on employers to avoid the risk of injury to employees through instruction and induction. This session directly relate to theatres, stage technicians and workshop staff and discusses the TMA / BECTU guidance on the Code of Conduct for Fit-ups and Get-Outs.