Directors have a key function in dealing with the issue of manual handling in the workplace.

This briefing will give you the essential background information and advice on implementing the necessary arrangements to protect your employees from injury and avoid prosecution or civil liability.

Introduction

Manual handling relates to the movement of loads by human effort. This may be applied directly or indirectly. The use of mechanical assistance, eg a powered hoist or a trolley, may reduce the amount of manual handling involved, but it does not eliminate manual handling.

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