Is Manual Handling training a legal requirement?
Under the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (MHOR), a company has a legal obligation to ensure that all employees are trained and competent in manual handling where their job involves regular tasks involving lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling or lowering, even if the associated risks of injury are considered to be low level. Furthermore, it makes good business sense, as part of an overall program for continuous professional development, to include manual handling awareness for those that are not directly or immediately affected.
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