Be aware of the risks of manual handling

Many of our clients’ activities involve manual handling, which includes using lifting aids such as electric pallet trucks, electric hoists or lift trucks. Obviously, our main focus is the safe operation and working order of this lifting equipment, however, we recognise there are wider issues concerning safe practices in these environments.

This leaflet from the Health and Safety Executive explains the problems associated with manual handling and includes guidance on how to deal with them. It gives useful practical advice on reducing the risk of injury from manual handling and will help employers carry out their duties under the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992.

Doesn’t harm to regularly remind the team…

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