Every employer1, so far as is reasonably practicable2, must avoid the need for his employees3 to undertake any manual handling operations (that is, any transporting or supporting of a load4 by hand or by bodily force5) at work, which involves a risk of the employees' being injured6. In determining for these purposes whether manual handling operations at work involve a risk of injury and in determining the appropriate steps to reduce that risk, regard must be had in particular to:
(1) the physical suitability of the employee to carry out the operations;
(2) the clothing, footwear or other personal
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