Manual handling is a major cause of injuries in UK businesses – many workers suffer back problems or other injuries. Where possible you should avoid the need for manual handling e.g. by providing appropriate moving and handling equipment. If manual handling is unavoidable, you should assess and minimise the risks.

To help minimise the risk of Moving and Handling Equipment causing injury you should ensure it is:

  • strong, stable and suitable for the job
  • positioned to minimise the risk of it or its load falling on anyone
  • marked with safety information
  • regularly inspected and maintained

Anyone using the Moving and Handling Equipment should be properly trained and any failure of lifting equipment should also be reported.

Moving and Handling Equipment covers a large number of lifting goods, however the following are suggested Moving and Handling Equipment categories we have segregated which we feel are the most material handling orientated: Machinery Skates, Jacking Equipment, Pallet Handling and Stackers, Genie Lifts, Scissor Lift Tables, Platform Trucks/Trolleys, Conveyor Belts and Cylinder Handling Equipment. These products can all be accessed via our established network of Manual Handling Equipment suppliers.

Finding the correct Lifting Equipment solution for your materials application can sometimes be a daunting and challenging task.