Manual handling operations can result in injury, accidents and ill health. Those carrying out the manual handling processes are most at risk, so it is in your own best interest to apply the lessons from training sessions to avoid injury happening to you.
The legal definition of manual handling in terms of the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (MHOR), is any transporting or supporting of a load (including the lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving thereof) by hand or by bodily force.
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