Please note these images are for illustrative purposes only to provide a basic understanding of the tasks involved for this job. They do not necessarily represent compliant or best practice safe work.
Description of photos (below)
- To merchandise the shelves on the shop floor, dairy goods were transferred by pallet jack as described above, or flat top trolley (photo 7-8). For a typical flat-top trolley load, push/pull forces were ~5kg. Handle was at waist height.
- The dairy items were distributed to the milk cabinet (photos 15-17) of the dairy cabinet (photo 8, 10-12) for all other yoghurts, cheese, cream etc. Cartons were opened with a retractable blade, goods removed and cartons broken down.
- The dairy cabinet shelves were 500mm deep and up to 1900mm high. The required postures are seen in photos 10-12, between shoulder flexion <135o to top shelves for items weighing <1kg, to truncal stooping and reaching in mid-range and squatting or bending to lowest shelves.
- The milk cabinet was not as tall; top shelf at 1700mm, shoulder flexion <135o for weights <1kg. Heavier items were stored lower.
- Typical grip types are seen in photos 13-14.
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