A2 Legislation and Fife Council Procedures
This section will provide you with an understanding of what is meant by the term "manual handling", so that you can recognise the types of activities that you are required to carry out as part of your job and that may ultimately cause you injury unless they are undertaken safely. This section will also outline the health and safety legislation that applies to moving and handling activities and how Fife Council applies this legislation and the procedures that you as an employee need to know about and understand. Non-Fife Council employees should familiarise themselves with their own organisational policy and procedures.
The main pieces of health and safety legislation which relate to moving and handling activities and prevention of musculoskeletal disorders are listed below. Each one hyperlinks to the relevant pages on the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) website, should you require further information click the appropriate link below:
Legislation places responsibilities on both employers and employees in various aspects of work practice and equipment use