Manual Handling Solutions for Farms (HSE AS23)

Training

Training will help you apply these rules to move loads safely. Employers have a duty under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 to provide their employees with health and safety information and training. This should be supplemented as necessary with more specific information and training on manual handling injury risks and prevention, as part of the steps to reduce risk required by the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (as amended).

Points to consider

  • The risk of injury may be increased where workers do not have information or training to work safely.
  • The use of mechanical handling aids may require training.
  • Effective training will complement a safe system of work but is not a substitute for it.
  • Training is available from a number of sources including Lantra Awards, training groups and local colleges. Tests to assess competence can be arranged through the NPTC (see 'Useful addresses').
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