The Manual Handling Operations Regulations apply to a wide range of operations including lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling and carrying.
The regulations establish a clear hierarchy of measures that employers should follow:
HSE publication Manual
Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (as amended): Guidance on the Regulation
describes what employers need to do to comply with the Regulations. The
publication has been revised with improvements to the knowledge of the risks
from manual handling and how to avoid them.