Manual handling hierarchy of controls

Manual handling regulations - HSE

Many employers start from the bottom of the list when considering options.

Manual handling Health & safety risk assessment advice Healthy.

Some think that it is cheaper and/or simpler to change worker behaviour or give them some protection against the hazard that to fix the cause of the problem.

<b>Manual</b> <b>Handling</b>

Hierarchy of Control

In the long run this approach costs more in time and money and is less effective. Control methods at the top of graphic are potentially more effective and protective than those at the bottom.

Hierarchy of Control - Health, Safety and Emergency Management

States that the principle of the hierarchy of control must be used in seeking to eliminate or minimise workplace risks, and that PPE should only be used if it is not reasonably practical to control the risk by engineering or administrative means.


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