We are the manual handling risk experts


Australian Risk Services is a highly qualified team of risk and safety consultant and auditors who can deliver a comprehensive range of safety and risk management services related to manual handling in the workplace.

Manual handling covers a wide range of activities including pushing, lifting, holding,pulling,  throwing and carrying. It includes repetitive tasks such as typing, packing, assembling, cleaning and sorting, using hand-tools or operating machinery and equipment. Because most jobs involve some form of manual handling, most workers are at risk! 

Why is manual handling a real problem?

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Manual handling injuries account for approximately 35% of all accidents reported to the WorkCover each year, and nearly 49% of these injuries occurred when the person was lifting or carrying a load.

Musculoskeletal injuries at work are a massive drain on the resources of an employer, including costs such as sick pay, lost productivity, retraining, legal fees and injury benefit. This is a significant opportunity for cost reduction, since they are manageable and preventable!

A study of legal cases concerning injury due to manual handling identified the following key failures:

  1. • No risk assessment of work activities
  2. • Lack of safe system of work plans
  3. • Mechanical aids were not provided and maintained
  4. • Adequate training was not provided
  5. • No evidence of work supervision

Contact Australian Risk Services today to identify and prevent manual handling risks for a fraction of a cost. See our detailed services or contact us stright away!

Australian Risk Services

Australian Risk Services is a firm specializing in workplace health and safety, environmental, design and risk management across the variety of industries in Australia, Mali and Tanzania. 

Australian Risk Services has over 18 years of experience and has completed numerous safety and risk management programs during that time. Australian Risk Services methodology provides a comprehensive approach to consistent decision making. Organizational systems are considered as well as the formulation of technical risk control strategies. This methodology provides a framework for the development of risk management systems, preventive actions and contingency plans within an integrated economic perspective.


Australian Risk Services operates in all National Cities and Regional Areas

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