Manual Handling (Code Of Practice No.25, 2000)

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    Document Type: Code of Practice
    Keycode: VWA003/01/12.02
    Industry: Cleaning, Farming, General, Retail and Fast Food, 
    Category: Controlling OHS Hazards and Risks, Manual Handling, 
    Division Author: Ergonomics Unit
    Publication Date: 29 June 2000
    Date First Published: 15 March 2007
    Summary: This guide provides practical guidance for the prevention, identification, assessment and control of risks arising from manual handling activity in workplaces

About this publication

Manual Handling is a 68 page guide that provides practical guidance for the prevention, identification, assessment and control of risks arising from manual handling activity in workplaces.

Further information


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Under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 1985 (old Act), approved Codes of Practice enabled people to meet their duties under Victoria's health and safety laws by complying with the related part of a Code of Practice.

On 1 July 2005, the old Act was repealed and be replaced by the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (new Act). The new Act does not provide for making Codes of Practice. Therefore, complying with a Code of Practice may not necessarily mean compliance with a duty under the new Act .

This Code of Practice continues to be available as a source of practical guidance, and will contribute to industry state of knowledge, to assist those who must comply with health and safety laws.