You will require this code if your business involves manual handling to move products or equipment. Most jobs involve some form of manual handling. Manual handling is a broad term used to describe a range of activities including:
lifting, pushing, holding, throwing and carrying
repetitive tasks such as packing, typing, assembling, cleaning and sorting
operating machinery and equipment.
The code provides practical guidance for the presentation, identification, assessment and control of risks within the workplace.
This code of practice is a Compliance Code. Compliance Codes are made to provide practical guidance to persons who have occupational health and safety duties or obligations.
Compliance with this code of practice is not mandatory. Failure to comply with a Compliance Code does not give rise to civil or criminal liability. However, meeting the requirements of a compliance code means that you have fulfilled your occupational health and safety duties and obligations in relation to the matters covered by the compliance code.
Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.