Below you will find many links with some very helpful tools to ensure the safety of your staff and colleagues, as well and the financial safety of your company against the compensation culture. Putting these small practice changes into place in your business will make the work place safer and reduce the risk of corporate injury through litigation.
Simple Risk assessments, and reports to understand some of the risks involved will really help with your understanding of the Health and Safety Minefield. Also there is legislative guidance to ensure that you are up to speed as well and case studies for your particular industry.
FREE Sack Truck Daily Maintenance Sheet - A free in depth guide to ensure that your sack truck fleet and maintained
FREE Sack Truck Risk Assessment - Free in depth Sack Truck Risk Assessment
FREE Trolley and Platform Truck Risk Assessment - Free in depth Platform Truck and Trolley Risk Assessment
Five steps to risk assessment - A straightforward guide on how to make a risk assessment. How to assess the risks in your workplace.
Principles of sensible risk management - A set of principles that spell out what HSE believes risk management should be about.
Example risk assessments - Examples of what a risk assessment might look like.
Your industry - This page helps you find good practice guidance for your particular industry.
Plasterboard Handling - Construction Occupational Health Study Involving Simple Ways to Aid the Moving of Boards Such As Plaster Board, Ply Boards and Windows
A great check list for manual handling activities - This simple tick sheet allows you to understand the what's, whys and when's of manual handling risk assessments.
Guidance in the Safe use of Roll Cages - Data from local authority and National Supermarket chains on the safe choice and use of roll cages.
Roll Cage Use In the Food and Drinks Industry - Great guidance on roll cage use in the food and drinks trade including, design, maintenance, and use.
Furniture Moving and Distribution - A great pdf helping with the safe logistics of furniture, and great article for removal companies, wholesalers or retailers in the furniture trade.
Manual Handling and Beer Deliveries - Reducing the risk of injuries while handling kegs, casks, and barrels.
Site Safe News - Discussion Document as to whether Sack Truck or Wheel Barrows should be used
Handling In Night Clubs and Pubs - A brilliant risk assessment template for clubs pubs nights clubs and hotels
Printing Industry Handling - A Case Study involving transport of waste paper in the printing industry, relevant to anyone who is transferring waste papers and card.
Guidance For Lifting Tasks - A great short document that will help with risk reduction.
Lifting and handling aids and equipment - Short document with great pictorial tables offing some really valuable advice for employers.
Fish Processing Industry Guidance - Information sheet from the HSE with regards to safe handling in the fish processing and fishing industries
Food industry, and bakery handling report - In depth Research report on handling equipment in the food industry, including detailed analysis of types of equipment and the castors that they are mounted on and the noise created by the wheels..
Manual handling assessment chart tool (MAC Tool) PDF [165kb]
Manual packing in the brick industry PDF [627kb]
Getting to grips with manual handling PDF [671kb]
In the driving seat PDF [353kb]
Manual handling solutions on farms PDF [174kb]
Legislation Work Equipment and Machinery
Enforcement Work Equipment and Machinery
Further information Work Equipment and Machinery
Links and information provided by HSE (Health and Safety Executive) © 2007.
Handle-iT provide this information as a guide to manual handling risk assessment, please use it with common sense as all operations vary. Under no circumstance does Handle-iT accept responsibility or liability for any loss, damage or injury relating to the information supplied. If you are unsure of you position contact your local HSE for further information and advice.
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