3.1 Musculoskeletal Disorders
1. Identify the different types of MSD’s.
2. Identify the different types of WRULDs.
3. Outline possible risks from using DSE. (6)
4. Identify the main factors to be considered in an Ergonomic assessment of a DSE work station. (10)
5. Identify the features of a chair to be suitable with DSE (4)
3.2 Manual Handling Hazards, Risks and Control Measures
1. A worker is manually checking padlocks in a production line.
(a) Identify 4 types of injury the worker could suffer.
(b) Identify the factors in relation to the Task that will increase the risk of injury.
2. Identify the load and environmental factors related to the assessment of a manual handling activity.
3. Identify the common types of injuries that are related to manual handling.
4. A worker is stacking finished goods on a shelf in the storage area in an organisation. Outline the factors to be considered for assessing risks to the worker in relation to this activity.
5. An employee is working at a supermarket check-out:
(a) Identify 4 types of injury the worker could suffer (4)
(b) Identify the factors in relation to this task that will increase the risk of injury. (4)
6. Outline factors to be considered when undertaking a manual handling assessment of the work undertaken by baggage handlers at a large, busy airport. (8)
7. A display screen equipment workstation user has complained of neck and back pain. Identify the factors associated with the workstation that might have contributed towards his condition. (8)
8. Outline the ways to improve the task of a manual handling activity that will reduce the risk of injury. (8)
9. Outline a safe lifting technique that could be adopted by a worker while lifting a load. (8)
3.3 Manually Operated Load Handling Equipment
1. Outline the measures to be taken to reduce risk while using manually operated people handling equipment in a care home. (8)
2. In order to minimise the risk of injury when undertaking manual handling operations:
(a) identify FOUR types of manually operated load handling aids or equipment that can be used to assist manual handling operations; (4)
(b) other than using manually operated load handling aids or equipment, outlineways to reduce the risks that could be presented by the load. (4)
(a) To assist manual handling operations, different types of trucks such as sack trucks, pallet trucks, wheel barrows, bar barrows and other devices such as hooks or suction pads etc. can be used.
(b) Ways of reducing the risks that could be presented by the load could be such as avoiding lifting of any heavier load, making the load lighter by splitting it or taking somebody’s help for lifting it, marking its weight; indicating its centre of gravity; providing handles for the load; ensuring its stability and covering or removing sharp edges etc.
3.4 Powered Load Handling Equipment
1. Identify the general precautions for the use of a Forklift Truck. (8)
2. Identify the hazards related to a battery powered FLT. (6)
3. Outline the hazards related to the operation of an LPG powered FLT. (6)
4. Identify the hazards of a conveyor. (6)
5. Identify measures to reduce risk due to the operation of a conveyor. (8)
6. Identify the factors that would cause instability to a mobile crane. (8)
7. Outline precautions to be taken while using Mobile Crane. (8)
8. a) Outline the possible reasons of material falling from an overhead crane. (4)
b) Explain the possible control measures to protect ground level workers working near to overhead crane area. (6)
9. Outline hazards associated with the use of a powered materials hoist in a workplace. (8)