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What is the employer's basic obligation under The Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Manual Handling Operations) Regulations?

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To avoid, so far as is reasonably practicable, the need for any manual handling of a load which would involve a health and safety risk to a worker. 

However, if avoidance is not reasonably practicable the employer must: (1) carry out an assessment; (2) take appropriate steps to reduce the risk of injury to workers to the lowest level reasonably practicable; (3) take steps to provide the worker with precise information on the weight and centre of gravity where practicable to do so; and (4) provide workers who will be involved in a manual handling operation with proper training and information.

 

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