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