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Occupational Health


Manual handling (lifting, pushing, pulling and carrying loads) is the cause of a large number of musculoskeletal injuries. This is usually due to a poor lifting technique when carrying out the manual handling operation.

The University acknowledges its duty to make sufficient provision for the management of health and safety in the workplace, including its duty to make suitable provision to control manual handling activities and to reduce the risk of injury from such activities as far as is reasonably practicable. The University Manual Handling Guidance is available to download from the Safety Office link to