Avoiding Accidents During Heavy Lifting

In this post we will look at how to create an eLearning video which shows the risk faced by factory workers when lifting and hoisting heavy loads.

Unlike, with sustained exposure high noise levels where the damage is apparent slowly over time, with improper lifting of heavy loads the damage is immediate and painful.

You should break the eLearning course or eLearning video into 3 parts:

1. Show the wrong way of lifting heavy loads
2. Explain why this can cause body injury
3. Show the right way of lifting the load

Show the wrong way of lifting heavy loads

Most of us bend forward to pick up heavy loads. In your video show a worker walking towards a load he/she needs and (almost) lifting it. Show him/her wince in pain and grab is lower back. We see this in the screenshots below from one of our eLearning videos on this topic:

Worker bends forward to pick up a heavy load
Screenshot from eLearning Video:Worker bends forward to pick up a heavy load

Worker winces in pain and holds his back
Screenshot from eLearning Video:He winces in pain and holds his back

Explain why this can cause body injury

You can then explain the theory behind the pressure which is imposed upon the lower vertebrae by improper lifting of heavy loads. In you are building a video, a split screen showing the aching back and an animation of the vertebral column can be very effective.

The Pressure Put On The Vertebrae When Lifting With A Bad Pose
The pressure put on the vertebrae when lifting with a bad pose

Show the right way of lifting the load

Always end the course or video by showing the right way to lift the load. In most cases this would include the use of proper equipment. Show how this equipment needs to be operated to avoid further accidents.

Using the correct equipment to lift the same heavy load
Screenshot from eLearning Video:Using the correct equipment to lift the same heavy load.

A simple eLearning video of this nature will make your employees think twice before lifting heavy loads with their own hands.And this would help you accomplish your training goal.

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