Manual Handling Operations Risk Assessment - Form
Contractors Knowledge Base
Is the Task Physical?
The Task, does it involve:
|Holding away from the trunk?|
|Large vertical movements?|
|Long carrying distances?|
|Unpredictable movement of load?|
|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?|
|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?