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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   

  • Use the MAC tool (manual handling assessment chart) to identify high risk manual handling activities
  • Reduce the risk

  • Provide mechanical handling aids
    HSE videos illustrate mechanical solutions to some printing tasks.
  • Examples of mechanical aids for printing

    Reduce load size/weight

    Provide training to employees on the following                 

    Find out more

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

    Updated: 2021-03-01