A4 Manual Handling Risk Assessment

Manual Handling Risk Assessment

Risk with ManWhat is a risk assessment?  A risk assessment is a careful examination of what in your workplace could cause harm to people so that preventative measures can be put in place to make a situation as safe as possible for all concerned. 

The Manual Handling Operations Regulations (MHOR) provides the framework for the risk assessment process for manual handling activities. 

This requires employers to: 

Avoid the need for hazardous manual handling. 

Assess the risk of injury from any hazardous manual handling that can’t be avoided. 

Reduce the risk of injury, to a reasonably expectable level. 

Review the risk assessment regularly and make sure it stays up to date.