Manual Handling | It’s more than just picking up a box

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Manual handling is defined by the Manual Handling Operations Regulations (MHOR) 1992. The act describes manual handling as the transporting or supporting of a load by hand or bodily force. This means human effort is involved rather than mechanical handling by devices such as powered hoists. However, using a mechanical aid may only reduce (rather […]

CARE | Manual Handling in Homes

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Care home employees typically spend a lot of time moving and handling. For example, helping residents move or moving equipment. No matter what the task is, it is essential that carers know how to carry out  tasks safely and correctly. They should know how to assist someone in a wheelchair, help someone to sit up […]

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Newspaper Distribution Safety

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has recently released a leaflet aimed at employers and others involved in the production and distribution of newspaper and magazine bundles and includes advice for newsagents. It includes guidance on assessing and reducing risks from manual handling of newspaper and magazine bundles and outlines the requirements of the Manual […]