Manual Handling

Relevant Legislation:

Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992


Back injuries caused by handling are a major cause of occupational ill health in the UK.  However the risks can be minimised by:

  • Eliminating the manual handling tasks; or where this is not possible
  • Completing a risk assessment (known as a manual handling assessment); followed by
  • Implementing controls to reduce the risks found. This can often be achieved by making workplace adjustments or implementing handling aids; along with
  • Providing Manual Handling training to advise employees of the risks involved and correct technique when carrying out lifting or moving tasks.

We can assist by completing manual handling risk assessments on your behalf or by training your employees to complete the risk assessments themselves.

We know that getting the correct instruction for your particular Manual Handling needs can be difficult.  Houghton Safety Services Ltd have a wide range of experience in helping companies by providing the correct manual handling instruction to their employees, dealing with anything from live pigs to office stationery.

Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

There is no need to gamble with your business.

Houghton Safety Services Ltd can help you.