Manual Handling injuries can have a significant impact on both you and your company. An injury can affect your lifestyle, your leisure activities, your ability to sleep and your job prospects. For the company, injuries can lead to wage costs, loss of reputation and civil liability costs.
The guide deals with the handling of loads by human physical effort. Any transport or support of a load by lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving by hand or by bodily force will fall into this definition. The guide is designed to helped you assess risk and make good decisions on the sorts of precautions to take.