How much weight can I lift at work?

There is no maximum number of weight you’re allowed to lift. However, workers cannot be forced to lift objects, and the level of risk must be assessed and managed on a case-by-case basis.

Any weight has the capacity to pose a risk, depending on a variety of factors – some as subtle as things like a person’s posture or the frequency and duration of a seemingly harmless task.

Workers and workplaces should work together to try and eliminate the risks that are inherent in lifting objects.

Disclaimer: This information is designed for general information in relation to Queensland compensation law. It does not constitute legal advice. We strongly recommend you seek legal advice in regards to your specific situation. For help understanding your rights, please call 1800 851 458 or chat via live chat to talk to one of our Lawyers today.

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