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Manual Handling in the workplace

In the workplace, manual handling is responsible for over a third of injuries, and  is most often associated with musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), which are caused by repetitive stress. This blog outlines the 4 key areas that can help you manage your company's approach to manual handling.

So, what are the 4 key areas of manual handling that you should be aware of? The 4 key areas of consideration for manual handling are the task, individual, load, and environment, and are often referred to using the acronym TILE. These pillars take into account a multitude of factors specific to each manual handling task in order for you to accurately assess risk levels.

Keep reading to understand the risks associated with manual handling. In addition, understand how you can make sure your employees are equipped with the knowledge and skills to navigate their work environment safely. We cover exactly what manual handling is, why it is so critical, and the steps you must take to comply with legislation.