Manual handling accounts for almost a quarter all workplace injuries and features in almost everyone’s job in almost every sector.

Any manual handling activity can represent a significant risk and should be avoided, automated or mechanised wherever reasonably practicable.

It should be remembered that where multiple individuals are using manual handling equipment, Covid-19 secure approaches to hygiene should be maintained for the controls of individual pieces of equipment.

Legal Duties

Employers have a general duty to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety at work of all employees under the Health and Safety at Work, etc Act 1974.

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