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Document ID (ISN)101913
CIS number 03-953
ISBN(s) 0-7176-2179-0
Year 2003
Convention or series no. HSE Research Report RR 097
Author(s) Graveling R.A., Melrose A.S., Hanson M.A.
Health and Safety Executive
Title The principles of good manual handling: Achieving a consensus
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2003. vi, 111p. Illus. 71 ref. Price: GBP 20.00.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract This report presents the outcome of a study carried out to establish scientifically-based principles for manual handling training, both for conventional (two-handed, symmetrical) lifting and for "non-standard" lifting, where the conventional technique is inapplicable. A core feature of the study was a "Delphi" exercise, consulting with 37 international experts in a variety of disciplines related to manual handling training. A series of eleven principles were identified on the basis of their comments relating to conventional lifting. A review of published literature relevant to the different lifting scenarios also was carried out to provide the basis for scientifically-supported principles in non-standard situations. These may provide practical guidance for situations where conventional two-handed symmetrical lifting is not possible.
Descriptors (primary) manual handling; safety and health training; safe working methods
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; United Kingdom; directive; manual lifting; survey; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Materials handling and storage
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) OSH training