Information relating to the health and safety procedures for manual handling of loads.
To comply with the Manual Handling Regulations 1992 it is necessary for employers to ensure that employees avoid, as far as is reasonably practicable, manual handling operations that may cause injury. If these tasks cannot be avoided, it is then necessary that each task is risk assessed. As a result of that assessment the risk of injury must be reduced to an acceptable level for each particular task identified. Many manual handling tasks can be resolved by using good common sense. However, should a manual handling operation raise concerns over safety or a person's individual capability, then the Safety Adviser should be consulted.
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