Safety Services

Manual Handling

Manual handling it is one of the most common causes of injury at work and this toolkit will help you plan and assess the risks relating to activities so as to prevent injury.

Manual handling activities can also cause Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) such as upper and lower limb pain/disorders, joint and repetitive strain injuries of various types.

Some tasks may require a more detailed manual handling assessment.

The HSE have specific assessment tools to do this.

Manual handling: ‘...any transporting or supporting of a load (including the lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving thereof) by hand or bodily force’Manual Handling Regs