Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992
The Regulations supplement the general duties placed upon employers and others by the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, they also supplement the broad requirements of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999.
The Regulations do not apply to or in relation to the master or crew of a sea-going ship or to the employer of such persons in respect of the normal shipboard activities of a ships' crew under the direction of the master.
Objectives of the Regulations
Duties of Employers
Duty of Employees
Each employee while at work shall make full and proper use of any system of work provided for his use by his employer in compliance with Regulation 4(1)(b)(ii) of these Regulations.
Requirements of the Regulations
There are 5 requirements of the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992:-
- avoidance of manual handling;
- mechanise or automate provess;
- risk reduction;