This website uses non-intrusive cookies to improve your user experience. You can visit our cookie privacy page for more information.

Beta This is a new way of showing guidance - your feedback will help us improve it.

RR269 - Defining the extent and source of manual handling problems in agricultural and horticultural enterprises

This report presents the outcome of a study into the source and extent of manual handling problems in agricultural and horticultural enterprises. It involved visiting a small sample of a wide range of enterprises, some large and some small in order to identify typical manual handling tasks that occur in the industry today. By consulting farmers and growers, it was possible to observe the improvements they have made which reduce the risk of injury from manual handling tasks, to record any concerns that they still have, and any limitations that restrict further improvement.

The Research Report Series are produced in Adobe Acrobat. The use of the latest version of the software is recommended which is available at the Adobe website via the link on this page.

Assistance in the use of Adobe Acrobat PDF files is available on our FAQs page.

Updated 2019-08-16