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HSE Manual Handling Risk Assessment Template

This HSE manual handling risk assessment helps you to identify risks when doing manual handling or lifting heavy loads that can cause several musculoskeletal injuries to your worker. Define the job to be performed, the place it is located, load weight and distance, and the staff involved in the project. Assess the risks while carrying or lifting loads and materials, list down corrective actions, and assign authorized people for the implementation and analysis. Use Lumiform to capture photos of the hazards and comment on them to highlight the problems and concerns.

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Detailed task description:
Employees that are involved
Location of the task:
Frequency of lift:
Load weight:
Distances (if applicable)
Lifting and Carrying
Do the jobs involve...
... stooping?
... reaching upwards?
... a work rate imposed by a process?
... unpredictable movement of loads?
... vertical movement?
... long carrying distances?
... keeping loads away from torso?
... twisting?
... not enough rest or recovery?
... repetitive handling?
... hard to grasp?
Are the loads...
... heavy?
... exhausting pushing or pulling?
... bulky or unwieldy?
... unstable or unpredictable?
... intrinsically harmful (eg sharp/hot)?
Think about the working environment. Are there...
... strong air movements?
... hot/cold/humid conditions?
.... variations in levels?
... floors in bad circumstances?
... bad lighting conditions?
... constraints on posture?
Think of individual capability, Does the job...
... pose a hazard to those with health problems or a physical or learning problem?
... pose a risk to new employees/young people?
... demand special information/training?
... demand unusual capability?
... pose a risk to pregnant women?
Think of protective clothing:
Is movement or posture blocked by clothing or PPE?
Is there a lack of correct/proper PPE being worn?
Think of the work organisation
Do employees feel they have not been given sufficient training and information to do the job successfully?
Do workers think that there is inadequate communication between managers and workers (e.g.: not involved in risk evaluations or decisions on changes in the workplace)?
Do workers think that there has been a deficit of consideration given to the preparation and scheduling of tasks or rest breaks?
Are there unexpected changes in workload, or periodically changes in volume without mechanisms for handling the change?
Remedial Actions
Enter the remedial steps that should be taken in the following (in the correct order)
Remedial steps
Remedial step description:
Responsible person for implementing the controls
Date by which all actions/steps should be done
Date for review of evaluation
Planned implementation date
Name and signature of inspector
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HSE Manual Handling Risk Assessment Template: Promoting Safety and Preventing Injuries

The HSE (Health and Safety Executive) Manual Handling Risk Assessment Template is a valuable tool for organizations to assess and mitigate the risks associated with manual handling tasks. Manual handling refers to any activity that involves lifting, carrying, pushing, or pulling objects, which can pose significant risks to the health and safety of employees if not properly managed.

This customizable template helps organizations identify potential hazards, evaluate the level of risk, and implement appropriate control measures to minimize the likelihood of injuries. It covers crucial factors such as load weight and characteristics, working environment, individual capabilities, and task demands. By systematically assessing these elements, organizations can identify areas where improvements are needed and develop effective strategies to reduce the risk of manual handling injuries.

Please note that this checklist template is a hypothetical appuses-hero example and provides only standard information. The template does not aim to replace, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice, medical advice, diagnosis or treatment, or any other applicable law. You should seek your professional advice to determine whether the use of such a checklist is appropriate in your workplace or jurisdiction.
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