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Advantages and limitations of the V-MAC

What the V-MAC can do for you

The V-MAC can help you identify:

Advantages of using the V-MAC:

The V-MAC has some limitations:

You can’t use it to assess some types of manual handling:

The V-MAC does not take account of the demands of some activities that limit the amount of time a worker is available to carry out lifting/lowering operations. These include:

It can be difficult or time consuming to obtain weights of each item that a person handles during a shift, especially if you don’t have a computer system that records each item being handled.


Updated: 2015-08-03