Manual handling tasks involve the moving, lifting, carrying, lowering, pushing and pulling of a load. Incorrect manual handling can lead to a wide range of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and upper-limb disorders (ULDs).
In order to prevent manual handling injuries, a risk assessment of manual handling activities should be your first consideration.
When we carry out a Manual Handling Risk Assessment for you we will review your systems of work in order to identify hazard and assess risk. Then we will work with you to plan and develop safer systems of work, and advise you on staff training requirements.