The Manual Handling operations regulations require employers to:
It is important to identify all the significant risks of injury, and point the way to practical improvements. Manual handling at work: A brief guide provides information about factors which employers should consider when making a risk assessment.
A full assessment of every manual handling operation could be a major undertaking and might involve wasted effort. To enable assessment work to be concentrated where it is needed most, Manual handling at work: A brief guide gives further numerical guidelines which can be used as an initial risk assessment filter.
Manual Handling Assessment Charts (MAC Tool) is a new tool designed to help employers assess common injury risk factors in lifting and lowering, carrying, and team handling operations. Employers may find the MAC tool useful to identify levels of risk in manual handling operations and to help complete risk assessments.