Manual Handling: Safety Signs & Warning Labels
Heavy lifting can be very hazardous if done incorrectly. Label Source's manual handling signs are designed to promote lifting safety, educate workers, and minimise the likelihood of accidents and injuries.
We sell a variety of heavy lifting signs, labels, and notices. These can be used to:
- Highlight heavy loads
- Specify safe lifting procedures
- Recommend the use of handling aids (e.g. forklifts)
- Identify the 'heavy end' of a load
- Specify item weight
Our lifting safety signs will help you to comply with the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (and the amendments in 2002), which refer to the lifting, lowering, carrying, pushing, pulling, or supporting of heavy loads. The regulations recommend a three-part approach: automating the process wherever practically possible (by the use of cranes, conveyors, hoists, pallet trucks or forklifts); undertaking a risk assessment* where manual lifting is unavoidable; and, finally, reducing the potential risk by introducing mechanical aids, such as sack trolleys, wheeled trolleys etc.
*Your risk assessment should cover the type of task (ie. bending, stooping, twisting), the individual (their strength, et cetera), the type of load (bulky, difficult to grasp, hot, cold, sharp), and the environment (uneven floors, poor lighting, poor ventilation, slippery surfaces).
Choose from the following products:
view details for Stack correctly symbol and text safety sign.
view details for Lift correctly symbol and text safety sign.
view details for Seek assistance with heavy loads symbol and text safety sign.
view details for Use handling aids symbol and text safety sign.
view details for Prevention of injury by correct manual handling safety sign.
view details for Manual handling regulations, what you should know pocket guide.
view details for Manual handling task assessment form.
view details for Prevention of injury by correct manual handling pocket safety guide.
view details for Caution heavy load label.
view details for Caution heavy unbalanced load when lifted label.
view details for Caution heavy load use fork lift label.
view details for Caution heavy load use handling aids label.
view details for Caution two person handling required label.
view details for Caution heavy end, arrow right label.
view details for Caution heavy end, arrow left label.
view details for This package weighs label.
view details for Manual handling regulations, what you should know sign.
Heavy Lifting & Manual Handling Signs - Further Details:
Label Source's sign and label range covers heavy loads, the use of handling aids, two person handling, unbalanced loads, and weight details. Our manual handling and heavy lifting signs remind employees to follow procedures such as correct lifting and stacking, the use of handling aids, seeking assistance where appropriate, and following the correct lifting guidelines.
Following lifting safety guidelines if you want to avoid musculoskeletal disorders and other injuries. Failing to observe the relevant regulations can also result in heavy loads being dropped, leading to damaged goods and severe injuries.
If you cannot find the lifting safety products you need, please contact Label Source and we will do our best to meet your requirements.