Health & Safety
Risk assessment - lifting bottles
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It is recommended that anyone who changes the water bottles has been trained by way of a Manual Handling Course. This reduces the Risk of an injury.
(If you would like to take a Manual Handling Course, please contact Building Services, who can arrange one for you.
The area around the cooler should be kept free of obstructions, so that there is no cause to over-reach with a heavy water bottle, or trip whilst carrying it to the machine.
Clear instructions on how to lift a bottle and whom might be at risk from lifting should be visable on the water dispensers.
Assessment carried out by Ian Burton-Palmer, Facilities Manager.
13th December 2007