Manual Handling Operations Regulations
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
- Avoid the need for hazardous manual handling operations.
- Make a suitable and sufficient assessment of any hazardous manual handling
operations that cannot be avoided.
- Reduce the risk of injury from those operations so far as is reasonably
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.