This Safe Work Procedure (SWP) for Manual Handling has been written to cover generic use and should be customised to suit your business.
Why have Safe Work Procedures (SWP)? Some work tasks/equipment carry risks. The term Safe Work Procedure (SWP) is predominantly used as a risk management tool. SWP are used where lack of instruction could result in injury or illness. SWP’s briefly document the risks associated with a work task/equipment and list the appropriate risk control measures into a sequence of steps for doing the task safely. SWP’s are a useful tool when training and supervising your workers.
Note – these have been developed as a template for business to purchase and customise to suit their business.