Incorrect manual handling is one of the most common causes of injury at work. It causes work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) which account for over a third of all workplace injuries. Musculoskeletal disorders can affect muscles, joints and tendons in all parts of the body.
Heavy manual labour, awkward postures, manual materials handling, repetition and previous or existing injury are all risk factors in developing MSDs.
Training can make a difference but only if the knowledge is applied correctly and effectively.
Training delivered in accordance with
- Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992.
Additional reference material
- Health and Safety at Work Etc Act 1974.
- Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999.
- Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998.
- Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998.
- Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992.