Risk Assessment Templates For Manual Handling

Manual Handling Risk Assessment Forms

This Manual Handling Risk Assessment Forms folder contains various forms that will enable an employer to carry out assessments of the manual handling hazards in their workplace. The forms cover the risks involved in moving both people and loads, and include a Manual Handling Risk Assessment Form and a fully worked example Manual Handling Risk Assessment Form (Worked Example) is also included.

This folder also includes Guidance Notes On Completing A Manual Handling Risk Assessment. This is an easy to understand guide detailing how to carry out a Manual Handling Risk Assessment and includes a Risk Assessment Filter, which provides information on whether or not a manual handling risk assessment is required.

Manual handling injuries account for almost a third of all reportable occurrences in all sectors of industry. These range from the occasional fracture to the more normal strain type of injury with nearly half of all injuries affecting the back. Accident figures show that manual handling injuries are not confined to a narrow range of industries – over a third of accidents happen in wholesale and retail distribution.

Under Section 2 of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, Regulation 3 of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 and Regulation 4 of the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (as amended), the employer has a duty of care to employees. When thinking about how to mitigate the risks from manual handling the employer must follow the following hierarchy of controls:

  • Avoid
  • Assess
  • Reduce

These Manual Handling Risk Assessment Forms are part of the Health and Safety Document Folder. One payment of £35 + VAT will provide you with unlimited downloads of all documents in the Health and Safety folder for one year.

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