Reducing manual handling risks in carpet retail

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This guidance is about the risk of manual handling injury in carpet retail. It is aimed at manufacturers, delivery staff and carpet retailers. It outlines the legal requirements of the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 and includes information on the most common manual handling risks when moving carpets.

It includes examples of risk assessments which can be used to help identify and reduce the risk of manual handling injury to drivers when delivering carpets.

There are no major changes between this and the previous version of this publication, although it has streamlined the advice and removed some unnecessary images to make it slightly shorter.

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Updated: 2021-03-23