Manual handling is such a common cause of accidents and lost time that it is controlled by law - the Manual Handling
Operations Regulations 1992. These Regulations say:
- You should avoid manual handling if possible (easier said than done)
- If manual handling cannot be avoided, you must assess the risk of injury to the people doing it.
- You must then take steps to reduce the risk as much as you reasonably can.
- Both the assessment and the steps taken must be recorded.
If you are not an expert it can be a daunting task deciding if your employees are at risk from manual handling,
then doing something about it. That's where we can help you.
We have a number of Consultants who are qualified to carry out manual handling risk assessments. If there
appears to be a significant risk of injury, we'll advise you on how to reduce it. Equally, if we don't think you have
a significant risk we'll tell you.