This is a useful FAQ Document by the UK Health and Safety Executive.
What can be done to help prevent manual handling injuries?
Answer: In simple terms, the main thing is a risk assessment, though there are other considerations: Firstly, does the load need to be moved at all?
If so, can it be moved mechanically? For example by using a handling aid, such as a pallet truck, an electric or hand-powered hoist, or a conveyor? Advice on the many different types of lifting and handling aids is contained in. Are you making the best use of lifting and handling aids?
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