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Manual Handling: Safety Signs & Warning Labels

Heavy lifting can be very hazardous if done incorrectly. Label Source's manual handling signs are designed to promote lifting safety, educate workers, and minimise the likelihood of accidents and injuries.

We sell a variety of heavy lifting signs, labels, and notices. These can be used to:

  • Highlight heavy loads
  • Specify safe lifting procedures
  • Recommend the use of handling aids (e.g. forklifts)
  • Identify the 'heavy end' of a load
  • Specify item weight

Our lifting safety signs will help you to comply with the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (and the amendments in 2002), which refer to the lifting, lowering, carrying, pushing, pulling, or supporting of heavy loads. The regulations recommend a three-part approach: automating the process wherever practically possible (by the use of cranes, conveyors, hoists, pallet trucks or forklifts); undertaking a risk assessment* where manual lifting is unavoidable; and, finally, reducing the potential risk by introducing mechanical aids, such as sack trolleys, wheeled trolleys etc.

*Your risk assessment should cover the type of task (ie. bending, stooping, twisting), the individual (their strength, et cetera), the type of load (bulky, difficult to grasp, hot, cold, sharp), and the environment (uneven floors, poor lighting, poor ventilation, slippery surfaces).

Choose from the following products:


Stack correctly symbol and text safety sign.
Stack correctly symbol and text safety sign.
Stack correctly symbol and text sign.Part of our mandatory manual handling safety sign range, to prevent accidents or injuries caused by poor stacking of boxes or cartons.
Price From: £2.76 (inc VAT)
(£2.30 ex VAT)

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Lift correctly symbol and text safety sign.
Lift correctly symbol and text safety sign.
Lift correctly symbol and text sign. Part of our mandatory manual handling safety sign range, to prevent back and other injuries by adopting poor lifting techniques.
Price From: £2.76 (inc VAT)
(£2.30 ex VAT)

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Seek assistance with heavy loads symbol and text safety sign.
Seek assistance with heavy loads symbol and text safety sign.
Seek assistance with heavy loads symbol and text sign. Part of our mandatory manual handling safety sign range, to instruct staff to seek help with handling heavy or awkward packages.
Use handling aids symbol and text safety sign.
Use handling aids symbol and text safety sign.
Use handling aids symbol and text sign. Part of our mandatory manual handling safety sign range, to instruct operators that available lifting equipment should be used. This can include hoists, jibs, ropes, slings, hydraulic jacks, and pallet trucks.
Price From: £2.76 (inc VAT)
(£2.30 ex VAT)

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Prevention of injury by correct manual handling safety sign.
Prevention of injury by correct manual handling safety sign.
Safety notices. Part of our mandatory manual handling safety sign range. Prevention of injury by correct manual handling sign, by outlining good body posture when lifting parcels, packages or other heavy items.
Manual handling regulations, what you should know pocket guide.
Manual handling regulations, what you should know pocket guide.
Safety notices. Part of our mandatory manual handling sign range. Manual handling regulations, what you should know pocket guide.
Manual handling task assessment form.
Manual handling task assessment form.
Manual handling can be very dangerous, especially when heavy loads are involved. Before you or your staff undertake any manual handling task, this task assessment form should be used to evaluate any potential hazards. Filling out the form will minimise the risk of injury, and if an accident should occur, it will help to prove that you followed the correct health and safety protocol beforehand.
Price From: £19.20 (inc VAT)
(£16.00 ex VAT)

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Prevention of injury by correct manual handling pocket safety guide.
Prevention of injury by correct manual handling pocket safety guide.
Prevention of injury by correct manual handling product guide. Part of our mandatory manual handling safety sign range, as an aide memoire for staff to adopt correct lifting posture.
Caution heavy load label.
Caution heavy load label.
Caution heavy load label. Part of our manual handling warning safety label range, to clearly identify parcels and packages that are heavy to handle. Supplied in rolls of 250 labels.
Price From: £30.36 (inc VAT)
(£25.30 ex VAT)

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Caution heavy unbalanced load when lifted label.
Caution heavy unbalanced load when lifted label.
Caution heavy unbalanced load when lifted label. Part of our manual handling safety warning labels range, to advise handlers that the weight is not distributed evenly across the package. Supplied in rolls of 250 labels.
Price From: £30.36 (inc VAT)
(£25.30 ex VAT)

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Caution heavy load use fork lift label.
Caution heavy load use fork lift label.
Caution heavy load use fork lift label. Part of our manual handling safety warning labels range, to inform handlers that fork lift trucks or pallet trucks need to be used to move this parcel. Supplied in rolls of 250 labels.
Price From: £30.36 (inc VAT)
(£25.30 ex VAT)

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Caution heavy load use handling aids label.
Caution heavy load use handling aids label.
Caution heavy load use handling aids label. Part of our manual handling safety warning labels range, that handlers should use available lifting equipment to move such packages. Supplied in rolls of 250 labels.
Price From: £30.36 (inc VAT)
(£25.30 ex VAT)

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Caution two person handling required label.
Caution two person handling required label.
Caution two person handling required label. Part of our manual handling safety warning labels range, to inform staff that a second person is needed to lift such packages. Supplied in rolls of 250 labels.
Price From: £30.36 (inc VAT)
(£25.30 ex VAT)

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Caution heavy end, arrow right label.
Caution heavy end, arrow right label.
Caution heavy end, arrow right label. Part of our manual handling safety warning labels range, to inform handlers of packages that these weighted to the right. Supplied in rolls of 250 labels.
Price From: £30.36 (inc VAT)
(£25.30 ex VAT)

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Caution heavy end, arrow left label.
Caution heavy end, arrow left label.
Caution heavy end, arrow left label. Part of our manual handling safety warning labels range, to inform handlers of packages that these weighted to the left. Supplied in rolls of 250 labels.
Price From: £30.36 (inc VAT)
(£25.30 ex VAT)

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This package weighs label.
This package weighs label.
This package weighs label. Part of our manual handling safety warning labels range, where shippers can add the specific weight. Supplied in rolls of 250 labels.
Price From: £30.36 (inc VAT)
(£25.30 ex VAT)

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Manual handling regulations, what you should know sign.
Manual handling regulations, what you should know sign.
Manual handling regulations, what you should know sign. Part of our mandatory manual handling sign range, to advise of good practice for lifting of heavy loads.
Price From: £32.70 (inc VAT)
(£27.25 ex VAT)

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Heavy Lifting & Manual Handling Signs - Further Details:

Label Source's sign and label range covers heavy loads, the use of handling aids, two person handling, unbalanced loads, and weight details. Our manual handling and heavy lifting signs remind employees to follow procedures such as correct lifting and stacking, the use of handling aids, seeking assistance where appropriate, and following the correct lifting guidelines.

Following lifting safety guidelines if you want to avoid musculoskeletal disorders and other injuries. Failing to observe the relevant regulations can also result in heavy loads being dropped, leading to damaged goods and severe injuries.

If you cannot find the lifting safety products you need, please contact Label Source and we will do our best to meet your requirements.