Manual Handling Training. Why is it so important?

Manual Handling Training requirements are governed by The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work, (General Applications) Regulations 2007, Chapter 4 of  Part 2. In addition to carrying out a manual handling risk assessment of all manual handling tasks and providing mechanical supports where appropriate to reduce the risk of injury, its is a requirement of the Act that employees are trained in Manual Handling.

Recently the High Court awarded an employee €30,000 in damages for a back injury that it was deemed, may have been prevented had the employee been trained in Manual Handling.

Whether your employees are office based or otherwise you must carry out manual handling training.

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