RR228 - Review of the risks associated with pushing and pulling heavy loads
Aims to identify the risks associated with the pushing and
pulling of heavy loads, to provide practical guidance for future
updates to HSE's guidance on the Manual Handling Operations
Regulations 1992 (L23; HSE, 1998). The outcomes of this research
were: a pushing and pulling assessment checklist to be included in
HSE's revised guidance; and guidance on the selection of
trolleys and wheeled equipment. Furthermore, the L23 pushing and
pulling risk filter guidelines for starting and stopping a load
were reduced to 20 kg for men and 15 kg for women assuming that the
distance of the push or pull is no more than about 20 metres.
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