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What is the maximum weight that can be safely lifted by an individual?

What is the maximum weight that can be safely lifted by an individual?

Yet another reason why training is essential as there is no legal maximum weight that a person can safely lift or push, etc. A decision on whether a manual handling task can be performed cannot be reached through a maximum legal weight limit.

The HSE does not recommend weight limits. The Manual Handling Operations Regulations (MHOR) guidance gives basic guideline figures for lifting and lowering, which indicate when a more detailed risk assessment should be carried out.

Here is a link to the HSE document Manual Handling and Work.

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