Manual tasks involving the handling of people code of practice 2001 - Queensland


The code states ways to prevent or minimise exposure to risk due to the handling of people that can cause or aggravate work related musculoskeletal disorders.

It applies to any workplace activity requiring the use of force by a person to hold, support, transfer (lift, lower, carry, push, pull, slide), or restrain another person at a workplace.

Please consult the agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

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Administering agency

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland

Contact details

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Phone: 1300 362 128
Website: Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (Opens in new window)