Manual Handling Injuries


Manual Handling Injuries

Control Methods:

Safe System of Work



Persons at Risk:

Delete as appropriate




Third Party Contractors


Members of the Public


Emergency Services

Risk Rating:

3 x 3 = 9


Existing Controls:

Insert Details As Introduced

Recommended Controls:

1. Staff must be required to obtain assistance where required to lift heavy items.

2. Heavy goods must be marked with their weight to assist staff in deciding how best to move them where they are particularly heavy.

3. Guidance on safe lifting and handling must be provided.

4. Limits for lifting and handling by pregnant workers should be obtained from individual Medical Practitioners.

5. Mechanical assistance must be considered for heavy loads.

6. Detailed training for staff in safe lifting and handling techniques is required.

7. Individual personal assessments may be carried out for all staff involved in manual handling and lifting to ensure that they have no medical or other reasons why lifting could cause injury.



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This information is derived from the Health & Safety Manual and Kit
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