Regularly lifting, carrying or handling materials and items can cause serious injuries. Do not accept these injuries as an inevitable part of your work. This page tells you how to control these risks and why. More detailed information is available on the main HSE manual handling page.

The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 says you must prevent or reduce risks from lifting, carrying and handling loads.

The Manual Handling Assessment Chart (MAC) tool has been developed to help you identify higher risk tasks.