This first module, covers what manual handling is and how it might apply to your specific daily duties. It will also communicate the underlying legislation and its purpose in ensuring proper manual handling practices in the workplace.

Manual handling is “Any transporting or supporting of a load, including lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving by hand or a bodily force”. – (Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992)

Underneath the image below, drag the selector from left to right to learn about the important acts and regulations pertaining to Manual handling: