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HSE update on manual handling at work

Published on: 06 February 2020


The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has issued a revision of its guidance on manual handling, lifting and musculoskeletal related injuries and risk. It covers the problems with manual handling and lifting, it includes information on assessing and reducing risk including assessments.

The information is aimed at employees and will assist in employers satisfying the Manual Handling Regulations 1992.

There is also updated information on Upper Limb Disorders (ULDs). It highlights what they are and how to manage the risks around them.

Employee injuries of these kinds are among the most common and occur everywhere form offices to boatsheds. As the marine industry involves manual handling, ULDs and risk of limb injury, it is essential that this information is incorporated into safety training and inductions.

Updated Information INDG143 Manual Handling

Upper Limb Disorders ULDs

MH Regulations 1992 - L23

British Marine members can get further advice by contacting the British Marine Technical team on