Resource Guide: Manual handling

A
list of useful on-line resources to help you in your professional research and
manual handling needs

www.hse.gov.uk

The
Health and Safety Executive’s web site remains the best and most detailed
source of information relating to manual handling, containing a wealth of press
releases, up-to-date guidance and other publications available to occupational
health professionals. Although not the easiest site to use, especially those
not confident with using the Internet, it is well worth persevering, as any
information that you need should be contained within its pages.

www.ashling.co.uk

enquiries@ashling.co.uk
tel: 01606 330660
fax: 01606 330644

A
Cheshire-based team of occupational health-trained and qualified doctors and
nurses providing specialist OH services to companies in the North West.

The
company’s web site gives details of all its training areas, including a section
on manual handling training. A clear and easy to negotiate site, providing some
informative background material on many aspects of occupational health.

www.britishsafetycouncil.co.uk

Tel:
020-8741 1231
Fax: 020-8741 4555

General
information about health and safety issues in the workplace. the site includes
an effective search engine allowing access to archived information.

Institute
of Occupational Health and Safety
www.iosh.co.uk

www.uksafety.net

Directory
of UK health, safety and environmental web sites.

A
listing of a large number of web sites of companies and organisations relating
to health and safety at work. Of limited use but worth persevering if you have
the patience to find specific information about manual handling.

www.enviro.co.uk

Enviro
Limited
Carlton House
28/9 Carlton Terrace
Portslade
Brighton
BN41 1XF
01273 416800
enviro@easynet.co.uk

Produces
a range of bespoke and standard risk assessment documentation. Offers a number
of training courses on health and safety issues, including manual handling.

www.napier.ac.uk

Computer-based
training and information and risk assessment package developed by Napier
University in Edin- burgh, and designed for university employees. However, it contains
some useful background information on manual handling that an OH professional
might find valuable. It also includes information on creating your own specific
training module, a built in risk assessment facility and background information
about the manual handling operations regulations 1992.

www.general.monash.edu.au

Manual
Handling Risk Assessment in Manufacturing Industries – a focus on women.

Rather
an obscure Australian site but offers some interesting background information
on manual handling from the perspective of female employees.

www.marton.co.uk

Tel:
01244 399099
Fax: 01244 399539
Marton house
Grange Road
Chester
CH2 2AN
e-mail: tony@marton.co.uk

Marton
Training is a company offering manual handling awareness training, assisting
mobility and risk assessment. Course content includes an introduction to manual
handling, European and UK legislation explained, accident prevention, basic
anatomy, lifting principles and practical assessments.

www.bbc.co.uk/health

An
excellent source of news information on all aspects of manual handling and risk
in the workplace.

Department
of Health
www.doh.gov.uk

Compiled
by Kate Rouy

This
listing is not exhaustive and the journal welcomes further additions from
readers as well as suggestions for further topics of interest to include in
this series

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