World's Best Practice Manual Handling Techniques


The young group of St Patricks College consultants had to work as a team, liaise as peers with Goldacres staff and become familiar with real-world work conditions in order to successfully complete their tasks.

Goldacres HR, OH&S Manager, Wayne Shrimpton, assigned the challenge to the students “To identify a safe and efficient way to distribute the booms around the plant and organise better storage for spare parts."

The students' solutions included purchasing new trolleys with pneumatic wheels, Tuggers, Cantilever racks and a marked out route for booms to travel.

A sense of fun, and achievement was demonstrated with some excellent outcomes.

Written by Julie Mason