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Manual handling in the printing industry

What you need to know

Manual handling activities such as lifting and carrying, pushing and pulling cause most injuries in the printing industry. The law requires employers to;

What you need to do

Risk assessment   

Reduce the risk

Examples of mechanical aids for printing

Reduce Load size/ weight

Leaflets IACL105 and IACL106 provide specific advice on bundle weight for those involved in the production, distribution, and sale of newspapers and magazines.

Provide training to employees on the following                 

Find out more

The following HSE guidance is available to assist employers identify hazardous operations and start their risk assessment.

Updated: 2012-12-12