Expert scores for lifting creels of wire task
|A = 4
| 20 kg weight. Lift interval 250 lifts per hour
|A = 3
| When the worker places the creels on their respective spindles
the hand position is half way from full extension. Also there is a
greater level of risk when the worker is loading the upper and
lower level spindles
|R = 3
| The top creel spindles are at head height or above for both of
|R = 2
| There is sideways bending and twisting of the upper body.
|R = 3
| When the worker is loading the lowest level of spindles his
posture is severely restricted between the conveyor and the lower
level of spindles.
|Grip on load
|A = 1
| There is a small lip which the worker can hold. Although this
is not ideal the worker appears to be in control of the load. Observing
the amount of control the worker has on the load is a good indicator
of the quality of grip.
|G = 0
| The floor surface is in a good condition clean, tidy and clear.
|Other environmental factors
|There are no extremes of temperature, no strong air movements and the lighting is adequate.
|The total score will help you to prioritise those tasks that need most urgent attention and give you a measure of the effectiveness of the interventions you have chosen to introduce to reduce risk.
Other risk factors
The worker is required to apply an element of force to the load to push each creel onto the spindle. The worker has no control over the pace of his work. The speed at which the creels move along the conveyor dictates the speed at which the worker is required to work.