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Manual Handling Health and Safety Documents

This Manual Handling Risk Assessment folder has been comprehensively updated and contains various forms that will enable the employer to carry out assessments and ongoing monitoring of manual handling hazards in the workplace. The forms include the Manual Handling Risk Assessment which leads to the Manual Handling Risk Assessment Action Plan. A fully worked example of a Manual Handling Risk Assessment is also included. 

This folder also includes Guidance Notes – How to do 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 templates can assist the employer in providing evidence that the employer took steps to prevent a breach of legislation and accidents resulting from negligence in relation to manual handling hazards.

It is suggested that you also refer to the relevant “Toolbox Talk”  - Toolbox Talk -  Manual Handling which you can find here.

Manual Handling Health and Safety Documents is part of Health and Safety Documents. Just £35.00 + VAT provides unlimited downloads from Health and Safety Documents for 1 year.

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