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Under the 1992 Manual Handling Regulations, employers (and the self-employed) now have a duty to improve safety at work by avoiding hazardous manual handling operations - lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling and carrying - so far as is reasonably practicable and by taking reasonable steps to reduce the risk of injury from those operations for which there is no sensible, practical alternative.
In many cases, this requires little more than common sense backed up by good lifting practice.
However, mechanical aids carried in the We Hire range will make the task at hand safer and easier to achieve.
The Good Lifting Guide
Some people are stronger than others. An easy job for one person may be too much for another. Even very light loads can injure if moved repeatedly, particularly if the pace is forced by production lines - for example operations normally deemed safe can be made hazardous by - adverse weather, extreme temperatures, poor lighting, uneven ground or steps and slopes.
Ask us for your copy of the Health and Safety Executive publication "Getting to Grips with Manual Handling".
S.W.L. (Safe Working Load): the maximum load equipment is designed to handle.
H.O.L. (Height Of Lift): the maximum lifting height of equipment.
Measurements: unless otherwise stated, measurements are in millimetres linear and kilograms weight.