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Manual handling

This Micro Site has been developed to help you implement the Council's policy for managing Manual Handling Operations and understand your roles and responsibilities.

Musculo Skeletal Disorders (MSDs) and Upper Limb Disorders (ULDs) are the most common occupational illness in Great Britain, affecting 1.0 million people a year. They include problems such as low back pain, joint injuries and repetitive strain injuries of various sorts.

In Southampton City Council, there were 29 notifiable manual handling injuries to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in 2010/11 and 108 non reportable incidents.

The council incurred a HSE Improvement Notice in 2008 for breaching the Manual Handling Regulations.

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Health and Safety Executive

Manual Handling activities are not the only activities that can lead to MSDs or ULDs and managers may need to assess other activities. The Health and Safety Executive have developed risk assessment filter tools to help managers decide if they have a problem in their area, tools such as the:

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