Example Manual Handling Risk Assessment Form

Manual Handling Risk Assessment Form (Worked Example)


This Manual Handling Risk Assessment Form (Worked Example) is a fictional worked example of a manual handling assessment. It has been completed to illustrate the sort of issues that you may come across and need to consider when carrying out your own Manual Handling Risk Assessment.

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 doingManual Handling Risk Assessments. For more general advice on completing risk assessments please look at our Guidance Notes On Completing Risk Assessments or Guidance Notes On Completing A Manual Handling Risk Assessment.

As this Manual Handling Risk Assessment Form (Worked Example) draws on a variety of real life situations, 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.