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Thursday, 23 November 2017

Describe the main points of legislation that relates to moving and handling

Understand how to move and handle equipment and other objects safely

Legislations are same in wording. You should not add or alter. Just published it if you are missed out anything.

The main legislation relates to moving and handling is called ‘The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992’. The legislations have been introduced to reduce accidents and injuries arising from moving and handling (manual handling loads at work). Legislations are mainly set out by providing responsibilities to employer and employees which are described here in below –

Employers should:

·         Avoid the need for hazardous manual handling, as far as reasonably possible.

·         Assess the risk of injury from any hazardous manual handling that can’t be avoided.

·         Reduce the risk of injury from hazardous manual handling as far as reasonably practicable.

·         Assess the risk of injury from any hazardous manual handling that can’t be avoided. 

Employees should: 

·         Follow appropriate systems of work laid down for their safety.

·         Make proper use of equipment provided for their safety.

·         Co-operate with their employer on health and safety matters.

·         Apply the duties of employees, as appropriate, to their own manual handling activities.

·         Take care to ensure that their activities do not put others at risk.

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