Last reviewed on 23 April 2021
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Ref: 42505

Where it is not reasonably practical to avoid the need for employees to undertake manual handling operations at work which involve a risk of injury, you must carry out an assessment of the risks, taking into account the:

  • Tasks
  • Loads
  • Working environment
  • Individuals' capabilities
  • Other factors
  • Questions in column 2 of Schedule 1 to The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (linked in the 'sources' section below)