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MANUAL HANDLING

A guide to handling gas cylinders

The European Industrial Gases Association (EIGA) has published guidance to assist in the safe manoeuvring of gas cylinders. What’s covered and is it a document you should be using in your training etc.? More...

MANUAL HANDLING

HSE demystifies manual handling rules

In September 2016 the HSE published a tool to help those assessing manual handling tasks. How does this fit with the legal requirements? The HSE’s updated guidance should enlighten you. More...

MANUAL HANDLING

Push/pull tool from the HSE

The HSE has published a new tool to help you to reduce the risks from manual handling - pushing and pulling in particular. When could you use it, how does it work and is it mandatory? More...

MANUAL HANDLING

Handling bundles of newspapers

MANUAL HANDLING

New tool for assessing variable load handling

POLICIES & RECORDS - MANUAL HANDLING POLICY

Set out your policy on manual handling

If your staff carry out significant manual handling tasks, be it lifting and carrying, pushing or pulling then it’s good practice to have a specific policy on the subject. What does ours cover and what’s the benefit of using it? More...

LOAD HANDLING - PRELIMINARY RISK ASSESSMENT

Assess the manual handling risks

If your staff have duties which involve significant manual handling, you may need to complete a formal assessment of the task. To identify when you need to put pen to paper, why not use our new preliminary assessment document? More...

MANUAL HANDLING

The HSE’s ART tool

The HSE has launched a free to download tool to help businesses carry out risk assessments for repetitive tasks. Using it should help in the prevention of upper limb disorders. How does it work and should you use it? More...

MANUAL HANDLING ASSESSMENT TOOL

Manual lifting and carrying assessment

To help you to manage the risk assessment process associated with manual handling activities, we’ve developed a new tool. How does it work and when should you use it? More...

POLICIES & RECORDS

Making a quick assessment

The Health & Safety Executive blitzes of construction sites are ongoing and one priority is manual handling. So why not use our construction manual handling assessment to make a spot check on how well you manage any risks? More...
Last updated: 04.06.2020

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