Manual Handling

Many workers are injured carrying out their daily duties at work. Manual Handling is not just lifting and carrying, but also includes pushing and pulling.

The Health & Safety Executive identified injuries sustained while carrying out this type of task as the most common type of workplace injury, despite the fact that nearly all of these incidents are preventable!

Manual Handling can be  dangerous and there is a specific set of statutory regulations dealing with this type of work - The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (amended in 20002).  These regulations apply to all manual handling work. 
Every employer has an overriding duty to do all that is reasonably practicable to prevent anyone from being hurt whilst carrying out a task at work. They must:

  • Avoid such duties completely where they can
  • Use work equipment or other methods to reduce the risk of injury where they cannot avoid the manual handling task
  • Limit the weight of objects being moved
  • Provide mechanical assistance if possible
  • Adequately train their workers in safe manual handling techniques
  • Risk assess every task and take steps to eliminate or reduce the risk of injury

If you have been injured as a result of lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling you should be able to claim compensation for your injury and all associated financial losses including loss of earnings, private medical treatment, care provided by friends or relatives.

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