Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992

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  • Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992
    • The employer's duty is to avoid Manual Handling as far as reasonably practicable if there is a possibility of injury.
    • Employees have general health and safety duties to:
      • follow appropriate systems of work laid down for their safety
      • make proper use of equipment provided for their safety
      • co-operate with their employer on health and safety matters
      • inform the employer if they identify hazardous handling activities
      • take care to ensure that their activities do not put others at risk
    • The Schedule lists a number of questions in five categories:
      • The task
      • The Load
      • The Working Environment
      • Individual capabilities
      • Other factors like ppe
    • Employer muse:
      • reduce the amount of risks
      • review the risk assessment
      • avoid manual handling s much as possible
      • assess risks
      • provide information


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