Inspectors will be looking to make sure that both employers and workers know and understand the risks associated with manual handling, are planning the work adequately, and have implemented the right control measures to reduce the likelihood of injuries occurring.
As a guide, the HSE states within the Manual Handling Operations Regulations that manual handling operations must be:
You can find out more details about the HSE’s inspection initiative on their website, here.
If you’ve got any questions about how this newly-announced inspection activity might affect your business – and how we can support you in making sure you’ve covered all manual handling considerations on your site – you can call our Health & Safety team 24/7 on 0345 844 4848.
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