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Manual Handling Risk Assessment Template

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Manual Handling Risk Assessment Template

Audit

General Information

Task Description

Are there indications that the task is high risk?

Select appropriate response

Kindly specify

Load weight and lift/carry frequency

Risk Rating

Note the weight of the load and the repetition rate of the lifting operation.

Lift

Carry

Hand distance from the lower back

Observe the task and examine the horizontal distance between the operative's hands and their lower back.

Lift

Carry

Vertical lift region

Observe the position of the operative’s hands at the start of the lift and as the lift progresses.

Lift

Trunk twisting/sideways bending

Observe the operative's trunk as the load is lifted.

Lift

Asymmetrical trunk/load

Load and hands are symmetrical in front of the trunk.

Carry

Postural constraints

The movements of the operative are unhindered.

Lift

Carry

Grip on the load

• Containers with well-designed handles or handholds, fit for purpose • Loose parts enabling comfortable grip

Lift

Carry

Floor surface

Dry and clean floor in good condition

Lift

Carry

Other environmental factors

Observe the work environment and the lifting operation that takes place: in extremes of temperature; with strong air movements; or in extreme lighting conditions (dark, bright or poor contrast).

Lift

Carry

Carry distance

Observe the task and estimate the total distance that the load is carried.

Carry

Obstacles en route

Observe the route

Carry

Completion

Recommendations

Inspector's Full Name and Signature

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