MOVING AND HANDLING
Main Points of Health & Safety legislation relating to
Moving and Handling
1. Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HSWA)
The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 is the primary piece of legislation covering occupational health and safety in Great Britain.
The Health and Safety Act 1974 is to make further provision for securing the health, safety and welfare of persons at work, for protecting others against risks to health or safety in connection with the activities of persons at work.
2. Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (MHOR) (as amended 2002)
The Manual handling Operations Regulations 1992 set out a clear ranking of measures for dealing with risks from manual handling.
a} Avoid hazardous manual handling operations so far as is reasonably practicable
b} Assess any hazardous manual handling operations that cannot be avoided
c} Reduce the risk of injury as far as is reasonably practicable.
3. Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 looks at how you can manage safety with three primary points being.
Planning for Health and Safety.
Accident and Incident Investigation.
Health and Safety Auditing.
4. Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER)
The primary objective of PUWER 98 is to ensure that work equipment should not result in health and safety risks, regardless of its age, condition or origin.
The Regulations deal with the work equipment and machinery used every day in workplaces.
5. Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER)
The purpose of these regulations is to reduce the risk of injury from lifting equipment used at work. Areas covered in the regulations include the requirement for lifting equipment to be strong and stable enough for safe use and to be marked to indicate safe working loads, ensuring that any equipment is positioned and installed so as to minimise...