Manual Handling Solutions for Farms (HSE AS23)

What are the causes?

Manual handling includes lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying, moving or supporting a load by hand or bodily force. Injuries are not only caused by the weight of the objects you handle other important factors include:

  • the size, shape and available grip;
  • the way you carry a load and where you have to move it from and to; and
  • how often you have to do the job.
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