Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992

There are many persons being injured in the workplace due to poor lifting techniques. This regulation has been applied to cross-cover all workplaces. It requires the need to adopt a risk management approach to reducing risks of injury when persons undertake manual handling activities.

The definition of manual handling includes the following:-

Any transporting or supporting loads – this includes putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying and supporting a load whilst in a static position.

Where an effort is applied either directly or indirectly to a rope or level it is still considered to be manual handling.

Generally the main requirements for manual handling adopt a hierarchy of risk to avoid the need to carry out manual handling and assess the risk.

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