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Manual handling - Code of practice for manual handling

This code of practice sets a process that may be used to identify, assess and control hazards associated with manual handling.

It is reasonable to expect that by applying this process in the workplace the number and severity of injuries relating to manual handling will be reduced. This is likely to include serious back injuries, acute low back pain and other work-related musculoskeletal disorders such as disorders of the neck, shoulders, knees, arms and hands.

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Last updated 11 May 2016


On Monday 4 April 2016, the New Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA) came into effect.

HSWA repeals the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992, with immediate effect.

All references to the 1992 Act on this website and within our guidance will be progressively removed.