Manual Handling

Manual Handling injuries can not only affect the injured person in the short term but can also lead to permanent ill health eg. recurrent back problems and with more than a third of all over-three-day injuries reported each year to the HSE and Local Authorities caused by manual handling, it is important to assess manual handling hazards in the workplace and put in place controls to prevent health problems associated with it.

Further information and guidance can be found:

Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Guidance and Resources

Health and Safety Services