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Manual Handling. Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992, L23

Manual Handling. Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992, L23

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This guidance is mainly for employers, managers and safety representatives, but may also be useful for employees.

  • Employers must comply with the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992, as amended by the Health and Safety (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2002.

  • The guidance explains how to avoid, assess and reduce the risk of injury from manual handling.

Changes since the last edition

  • The publication has been restructured into four parts, with the regulations and brief guidance in Part 1 and more detailed guidance to help carry out risk assessments and control risks in Parts 2 - 4. Colour coding helps to identify the different parts.

  • The appendix contains risk filters which help identify those tasks that do not require a detailed assessment. It explains how HSE's assessment tools can be used as part of the risk assessment process.

  • The full risk assessment checklists are now online only and do not appear in the book.

  • It reflects changes introduced for the self-employed by the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (General Duties of Self-Employed Persons) (Prescribed Undertakings) Regulations 2015 and the Deregulation Act 2015 (Health and Safety at Work)(General Duties of Self-Employed Persons) (Consequential Amendments) Order 2015.