Manual handling tools are designed to assist lifting, moving, and handling objects more effectively and safely. There are several reasons why using manual handling tools are important:
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have been highlighting the dangers of not having access to the correct respiratory protection equipment throughout the summer. Regularly breathing construction dust can cause diseases like lung cancer, asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and silicosis. Construction workers have a high risk of developing these diseases because many common construction tasks can create high dust levels.
People need to know the symptoms of sudden cardiac arrest, a potentially deadly condition that aﬀects thousands every year. More importantly, they should know how to respond to it.
A O'Grady, Senior Buyer, Construction Company
Major Homebuilder, Essex
Robert, Construction Company, London
S Allali, Estate Services Co-ordinator, Housing Association, Norwich
D Butcher, H&S Improvement Advisor, Aviation Industry
M Morton, Material Planner & Buyer, Home Improvements Company, Portsmouth
D Tomlin, Contracts Administrator, Construction Company, London
G Cannon, Local Council, London