Advice on the reducing the risks from manual handling, provided by the British Safety Council’s Information Service.

What sort of measures should we be taking to reduce the risks from manual handling?

Manual handling is the lifting, lowering, carrying, pushing and pulling of loads such as goods, materials and people, and is a common activity in a huge range of workplaces and work settings. However, it is also one of the most common causes of work-related injury and ill health.

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