Manual Handling – Employers Responsibilities
Fact – Health & Safety Executive Statistics For 2010 & 11. Approximately 500,000 people in the UK suffered from musculoskeletal problems (mainly affecting their back)!!!!
The Manual Handling regulations 1992 (amended 2002) requires employers to conduct Risk Assessments of Manual Handling activities that employees undertake and provide the appropriate training.
An employers legal compliance with the requirement to train all staff in safe Manual Handling activities, along with the reduction of risk of injury, can reduce the amount of time lost through work related injuries. It will also reduce cost of potential liability claims…