4. Manual Handling Risk Assessment

Risk assessments are covered in a separate category, where there is also a clear explanation of how to carry out a Manual Handling Risk Assessment (see the page on Irregular Risk Assessments). Links are provided to the Manual Handling Risk Assessment template and also to a completed assessment which can be used for reference. In some workplaces, more than one such risk assessment may be necessary: if multiple manual handling activities are carried out, then there must be a risk assessment for each. Once written and agreed with the workers involved, the Competent Person must make sure that the agreed control measures are put in place.

This doesn’t mean that the Competent Person has to do this himself/herself – the task can be...

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It is a legal requirement that an organisation whose workforce is required to carry out manual handling duties has an appropriate risk assessment in place.

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