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Free Safety Downloads

Below you will find many links with some very helpful tools to ensure the safety of your staff and colleagues 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 on current legal practise 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 Platform Truck Daily Maintenance Sheet - Free daily maintenance checklist for our range of platform trucks

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

FREE Mobile and Safety Step Daily Maintenance Sheet - Free daily maintenance checklist for our range of Mobile and Safety Steps


Do You Need Us? - How Handle-iT can help your organisation

Near Miss Form - A form designed to help you reduce risks around the workplace and create safer workspaces for your staff and colleagues

HSE Height and Weight Guidelines - A simple guide showing the health and safety executive's guidelines regarding lifting objects


Principles of sensible risk management - A set of principles that spell out what HSE believes risk management should be about.

A great check list for manual handling activities - This simple tick sheet allows you to understand the whats, whys and whens of manual handling risk assessments.

Your industry - This page helps you find good practice guidance for your particular industry.

Safe Handling - HSE risk assessment of pushing and pulling (RAPP) tool

Lifting and handling aids and equipment - Short document with great pictorial tables offering some really valuable advice for employers.

Plasterboard Handling - Construction occupational health study involving simple ways to aid the moving of boards such as plaster board, ply boards and windows

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.

Furniture Moving and Distribution - A great pdf helping with the safe logistics of furniture, a useful article for removal companies, wholesalers or retailers in the furniture trade.

Handling In Night Clubs and Pubs - A brilliant risk assessment template for pubs, night clubs and hotels.

Manual Handling and Beer Deliveries - Reducing the risk of injuries while handling kegs, casks and barrels.

Guidance For Lifting Tasks - A great short document that will help with risk reduction when lifting.

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..

Handling the News: Advice for employers on manual handling of bundles

Manual Handling in the Textiles Industry

Storage and handling of gas cylinders – See page 20

Manual handling solutions on farms

HSE Guide to Safe use and handling of flammable liquids

Manual packing in the brick industry  PDF [627kb]

Are you making the best use of lifting and handling aids? PDF [440kb]

Manual handling assessment chart tool (MAC Tool) PDF [165kb]

Getting to grips with manual handling PDF [671kb]

In the driving seat PDF [353kb]

MAC leaflet PDF [160kb]

Slips and trips;

Manual handling;

Links and information provided by HSE (Health and Safety Executive) © 2007.

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