Effective from October 2018

Approved by: Chief Executive Officer


To provide Five Good Friends workers (staff, volunteers and contractors) and stakeholders with effective guidance on matters pertaining to manual handling of both people and objects to ensure safety. We acknowledge that manual handling tasks are a leading cause of injuries in the health and community services sector and as an organisation Five Good Friends will look to minimise risks and incidents by promoting appropriate on-site risk analysis and use of equipment. This policy is designed to ensure that Five Good Friends meets its legal obligations and commitment to ensure potentially hazardous manual tasks are undertaken safely.

Policy Statement

Five Good Friends. is committed to eliminating adverse outcomes as a result of performing activities related to manual handling. We will do so by:

This Policy states Five Good Friends expectations: