Manual Handling Operations

Work-related musculoskeletal disorders and manual handling injuries are the most common type of work-related injuries in the UK.

Completing a Manual Handling Risk Assessment is a legal obligation for every UK employer. We can provide you with the right assessment and training to ensure that you are fully compliant with UK law - Call us now for a Free Quotation on 0800 211 8331.

Manual Handling Risk Assessment

Following the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, UK law requires that; all employers must carry out a risk assessment for any manual handling tasks. The legislation requires that manual handling should be avoided as far as possible but if unavoidable, then the risk of injury must be reduced as far as reasonably practicable.

The employer’s duty is to ensure that a sufficient Manual Handling Risk Assessment has been carried out and that any issues identified in the assessment have been resolved and managed. In the event that an adequate Manual Handling Risk Assessment is not conducted, or does not comply with the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 then the employer will be held responsible for any incidents that occur. These can have serious implications for the employer and the business and may result in heavy fines. To avoid musculoskeletal disorders and manual handling injuries at your workplace it is essential that you undertake a robust Manual Handling Risk Assessment.

Ensuring that you are in full compliance with the law on Manual Handling

The government has set out key guidelines to make sure that your business complies with the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992. These are:

  • Ensuring an efficient Manual Handling Risk Assessment to identify hazards, people at risk and evaluate ways of removing or reducing the risk
  • Avoiding manual handling where possible and if this cannot be done then the risk of injury must be assessed and reduced as far as reasonably practicable
  • Following a hierarchy of measures in order to reduce the risks of manual handling
  • Assessing and reducing the risk of injury to employees and others
  • Ensuring that employees have all the relevant information, training and advice on manual handling.

The term manual handling covers a huge variety of activities. In order to have an accurate risk assessment which complies with government regulations a competent person is needed to ensure that obligations are comprehensively met. Training and advice on manual handling can also be provided by a competent person.

We have a team of qualified consultants who can ensure a comprehensive Manual Handling Risk Assessment for your business and employees, making sure that you comply with current health and safety laws and HSE inspections.

Our NEBOSH-accredited specialists work effectively across all types of businesses to provide a full Manual Handling Risk Assessment and implement measures to reduce the risk of accidents related to manual handling occurring. Our specialist teams provide tailored assistance and practical steps to protect your employees.

With our expertise we can offer you suitable and sufficient risk assessments to protect your workers and your business.

To speak to a helpful and friendly customer care team, call us today for a free quote for our services or for any queries that you may have. We aim for customer satisfaction and can give you the answers you have been searching for. So call us now on 0800 211 8331


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