5. Manual Handling Techniques

In a low risk environment, employees will not usually be required to lift or manually handle heavy or large loads on a regular basis. However, manual handling does not just cover heavy or large items, it also includes, for example, the lifting of boxes of paper, moving a PC or printer or taking in a delivery. The Company therefore has a [template id="21"]Manual Handling Risk Assessment template[/template] in place and provides the following guidance on manual handling. In addition, you may receive further instruction either online or from the Competent Person or your Manager. You should not, so far as is reasonably practicable, lift, carry or otherwise manually handle any load which would be likely to injure you or others. You must inspect anything you...

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