Preventing back pain and other aches and pains to kitchen and food service staff

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CAIS24 (rev3)

This guidance is for employers of kitchen and food service staff, but provides useful information for employees and safety representatives. In kitchens there are many tasks that, without proper controls, can cause back pain or upper limb disorders, for example lifting and carrying heavy items. The information sheet identifies the significant risk areas in catering and offers practical examples of solutions employers can apply.

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Updated: 2021-03-09