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Manual Handling Operations Risk Assessment - Form

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Is the Task Physical?

The Task, does it involve:

Holding away from the trunk? 
Reaching upwards? 
Large vertical movements? 
Long carrying distances? 
Strenuous pushing? 
Strenuous pulling? 
Unpredictable movement of load? 
Repetitive handling? 
Insufficient rest or recovery? 
A work rate imposed by a process? 

Is the Individual prepared for the task?

Does the job:

Require unusual capability? 
Hazard those with a health problem? 
Hazard those who are pregnant? 
Call for special information? 
Call for special training? 

Is the Load difficult to handle?

The Load, is it:

Difficult to grasp? 
Unstable / unpredictable? 
Harmful (eg sharp or hot)? 

Is the Working Environment suitable?

The Working Environment, are there:

Constraints on posture? 
Poor floors? 
Variations in levels? 
Hot / cold / humid conditions? 
Strong air movements? 
Poor lighting conditions? 
Is movement hindered by clothing? 
Is movement hindered by personal protective equipment? 

What weight is involved in the task?

Weight (Kilogrammes) 


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