More than a third of all reportable injuries arise from manual handling.
An estimated average of 11 working days per sufferer were lost through musculoskeletal disorders affecting the back, caused by manual handling injuries at work, costing employers up to £335 million a year (HSE).
The Manual Handling Operations Regulations as amended, apply to any manual handling operations which may cause injury at work.
Employers should ensure employees avoid hazardous manual handling operations wherever possible but assessments need to be made for those that are unavoidable.
A consultant assists you to identify the tasks that cannot be eliminated and guides you in the writing of your own assessments.