Manual Handling Risk Assessment Form (Example)
This Manual Handling Risk Assessment Form (Example) has been filled in to illustrate the sort of issues that need consideration when carrying out a risk assessment for a manual handling task.
Carrying out a Manual Handling Risk Assessment is an important part of managing risks presented by manual handling in the workplace. The purpose of this worked example is to give the employer a helping hand in how to view manual handling issues when doing risk assessments. For more general advice on completing risk assessments please look at our:
Guidance Notes - How to do a Risk Assessment
Guidance Notes - How to do a Manual Handling Risk Assessment
As this example draws on a specific real life situation, some of the details identified may be relevant for your business, others may not. Likewise, with both the “existing controls” and the “further controls/actions” needed; some may apply and others will not. How the control measures differ will depend entirely on the relevant company’s current health and safety procedures, but those shown provide an idea of how they could work.
Please be aware that carrying out the Risk Assessment is not a stand-alone task, rather it should be the first step in helping to ensure that your workforce is as safe as reasonably practicable.
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