Manual handling at work: a brief guide

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Manual handling at work: a brief guide

Manual handling at work: a brief guide

Type of item
Guides & Tools
Country
United Kingdom
Languages

English

Provider
Provider (English)
Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
Provider (Original)
Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

Description

This leaflet describes what  an employer may need to do to protect his employees from the risk of injury through manual handling tasks in the workplace. It will also be useful to employees and their representatives, because the leaflet also gives examples on how to correctly handle loads. 

 

This leaflet describes what  an employer may need to do to protect his employees from the risk of injury through manual handling tasks in the workplace. It will also be useful to employees and their representatives, because the leaflet also gives examples on how to correctly handle loads. 

 

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Language of original language description

English

Other data

Sector / Indrustry covered
Not sector specific
Hazards
Manual handling of loads
Health effects
MSDs unspecified
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.)
All (no specific group)
Prevention measures
Elimination of hazards
Reducing/minimising the risk by organisational measures, e.g. reducing the number of workers exposed, job rotation
Purpose of the material
Guidance
Target audience
Employers
Priority area
Prevention
Year
2012