As an employer, it is your responsibility to protect your workers from the risk of  injury from hazardous manual handling in the workplace.

Manual handling involves transporting or supporting a load by hand or bodily force including lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving load.

To help prevent these risks in your workplace, the HSE have developed a step-by-step-guide.

Other information and advice available for employers include training for employees and exactly what is required by law.