Risk Assessment

A Manual Handling Risk Assessment is a detailed formal review of the physical demands of all work tasks undertaken in a workplace. 

Risk Assessment

A manual handling risk assessment is a detailed formal review of the physical demands of all work tasks undertaken in a workplace. The purpose of this assessment process is to identify any physical or environment hazards that may put workers at a risk of sustaining a musculoskeletal injury.

Manual handling risk assessments are an opportunity for a full workplace health check, with the aim of fostering continual improvement.  Our approach is highly geared towards identifying and recording violations of best practice moving habits, identifying improvement opportunities, and working with management and staff to pragmatically address specific workplace challenges.

Upon request we will write a comprehensive report outlining all physical demands, risks and solutions for the short/long term prevention of injuries in the workplace.  Typically, this includes the following information;

A detailed task analysis of work activities including a description of which area/part of the workers body is most at risk of developing a musculoskeletal injury - all in lay terms for easy understanding

Identification of manual handling injury hazards (e.g. how workers use equipment and the workplace structure)

A detailed description of potential control measures to reduce risks.

We can also help develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) to establish a set of step- by-step instructions to help workers carry out routine operations in a standard way. SOPs aim to achieve efficiency, quality output and uniformity of performance, while reducing miscommunication and failure to comply with industry regulations.

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Deborah O'Biren
Occupational Therapist
Best manual handling course I have been to for years Very informative and fun. Refreshed existing knowledge but also learnt new things too. Highly recommended
Janine Tarplett
Manager - Day Surgery
I completed the 4 day Backsafe train the trainer course last week with Peter and Jane online. Best investment I have made in a long time. Peter's knowledge and training style was perfect - and Jane made the whole process run really smoothly. I wish someone had taught me what Peter taught us about manual handling 30 years ago - knowing the why really makes a huge difference and I am very excited to teach others what I have learnt and hopefully make a difference in the way people look at manual handling in the workplace.
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