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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 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.

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

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 offering 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..

Do You Need Us?

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

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

Manual packing in the brick industry PDF [627kb]

Mark a parcel, save a back PDF

Getting to grips with manual handling PDF [671kb]

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

Handling the News: Advice for newsagents and employees on safe handling of bundles PDF

In the driving seat PDF [353kb]

Manual Handling in the Textiles Industry PDF

Reducing Sack handling injuries in the food and drink industries PDF

Manual handling solutions on farms PDF [174kb]

MAC leaflet [PDF 160kb]

Legislation Work Equipment and Machinery

Enforcement Work Equipment and Machinery

Further information Work Equipment and Machinery

Slips and trips;

Manual handling;

Falls from height;


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