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Manual Handling Risk Assessments

Manual Handling

Manual Handling tasks involve the moving, lifting, carrying, lowering, pushing and pulling of a load. Incorrect manual handling can lead to a wide range of musculo-skeletal injuries and upper-limb disorders (ULDs).

In order to prevent manual handling injuries, risk assessment should be your first consideration.

The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (amended 2002) require you, as an employer, to assess the manual handling risks that your staff may face in the workplace as part of your overall health and safety policy.

Our Manual Handling Risk Assessments  depend on the type of business you are, the number and size of the buildings and the number of occupiers.

Quality Assessors You Can Trust

All of our DSE Risk Assessors have extensive knowledge of both human anatomy and ergonomics. You can be confident that your DSE users will receive a quality risk assessment alongside sound advice on how to help avoid becoming injured or unwell as a result of using their DSE equipment incorrectly.

We DO NOT sell DSE accessories, furniture or chairs. Our assessments are presented to you with no ulterior motives or ‘must have’ shopping lists

Carol has done an excellent job of making a complex subject user friendly. I feel confident to asses fellow staff members thanks to her help.

— Xodus Group Limited

Our Advanced DSE Assessments (ADSE) will include the following:

  • Our Assessor will visit your work premises for a consultation with the assessee. The Assessor looks at all relevant factors such as the task, the individual, the load and the working environment in order to identify any reasons for discomfort at the user’s workstation.
  • The Assessor will make any necessary changes that can be made during the assessment, for instance adjustments to the chair. Changes will be noted on the assessment form.
  • A summary of necessary actions such as  minor adaptations, change of equipment and changes to work patterns are listed on the assessment form. A detailed report of the assessment and its findings will be sent to you.   It will detail a number of specific recommendations for equipment, accessories and postural information designed to help improve comfort levels and decrease pain.
DSE risk assessment

We DO NOT sell DSE accessories, furniture or chairs. This ensures you won’t be presented with a long ‘must have’ shopping list.

We also provide other DSE assessments:

Standard DSE Assessments
Every employee working regularly at a workstation should have one of these. Lasting around 20 minutes, the Assessor will  assess the workstation to make sure it is set up correctly and to identify any risks.

Maternity DSE Assessments
These take about 45 minutes per person and include a report with recommendations on what should be done over the two trimester periods whilst at work.

Assistive Technology Workstation Assessments
These are for workers with varying disability levels.  We match the person’s disability to the best assistive technology.  Each evaluation is based on the individual’s needs and may include augmentative communication, mobility, environmental control or computer access.

Home Worker Assessments
These can be simple home workstation assessments or more complex depending on the employee’s circumstances and/or ailment.
Our assessors will visit your employee’s home to carry out a thorough DSE Risk Assessment, which will include recommendations to ensure a safe and comfortable work environment at home.

Online DSE Self Assessments
Our very popular and easy to use online DSE Self Assessment solutions are designed to save time and money when there are many workstations and/or they are geographically spread making a traditional assessment too costly.
Our DSE Self Assessment software is designed to allow your staff to simply click on a link (sent by e mail) and complete a 15-20 minute DSE Course and subsequent DSE Assessment module. This allows HQ to manage the Assessments nationwide from a desktop.  Call 0370 118 8000 to arrange your free trial.

Call 0370 118 8000 to book your assessment 

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Manual Handling tasks involve the moving, lifting, carrying, lowering, pushing and pulling of a load. Incorrect manual handling can lead to a wide range of musculo-skeletal injuries and upper-limb disorders (ULDs).

In order to prevent manual handling injuries, risk assessment should be your first consideration.

The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (amended 2002) require you, as an employer, to assess the manual handling risks that your staff may face in the workplace as part of your overall health and safety policy.

Our Manual Handling Risk Assessments  depend on the type of business you are, the number and size of the buildings and the number of occupiers.

Excellent presenter, very good material, easy to understand.

— F&C Asset Management plc

What is Manual Handling Risk Assessment?


It is particularly important to carry out a risk assessment if an employee’s role involves a great deal of manual handling activities such as lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling a load (for instance a person, animal, box, sack or trolley).  A risk assessment should be completed for all manual handling tasks where it is considered that the task places an employee or visitor to the premises at risk of injury.

 

In order to be ‘suitable and sufficient’ our manual handling risk assessments typically cover the following areas (this list is not exhaustive):

  • The general property information including the use of premises, number of floors, number of occupiers will be noted.
  • The working environment: who is more likely to be harmed and how this may occur.
  • The awareness procedure will identify staff that may be vulnerable to manual lifting. This includes young, disabled or pregnant employees whose job description requires lifting and carrying.
  • The procedure will also consider possible risks to visitors to your workplace like cleaners and contractors.
  • We take individual capabilities into consideration.
  • Risk areas are identified and risks are rated  for each task.
  • The assessor will check what measures are in place and or need to be introduced to eliminate or control the risks.

 

A manual handling risk assessment can be used to assess three types of manual handling operation:

  • One person lifting
  • Team lifting
  • Carrying

Who will benefit from a Manual Handling Risk Assessment?


Any employee will require a Manual Handling Risk Assessment if their job role involves a great deal of manual handling activities such as lifting, carrying, lowering, pushing and pulling a load (the load being for instance a person, animal, box, sack or trolley).

 

Book a Manual Handling Risk Assessment

 

If you would like to find out more about us, and would look to book then please contact us using the phone number below or email us via our contact pages.

Call 0370 118 8000 to book your Manual Handling Risk Assessment


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