Manual Handling Risk Assessment - The Individual


Section 3 - The Individual

3.01 Does the Task Require Greater than Average Strength or Height?


3.02 Does the Task Require Special Skills, Training and or Knowledge?


3.03 Does the Task Pose Possible Risks to those Individuals with Health Problems?


3.04 Does the Task Pose Possible Risks to Pregnant Women or New Mothers?


3.05 Does any Individual Require Specailist PPE Which is Specific to the the Task and not of Generic Issue?


3.06 Are the Selected Individuals Physically Suitable for the Task?


3.07 Have the Selected Individuals been Adequately Trained and Assessed to Undertake Manual Handling Operation?


3.08 Is Health Surveillance Monitoring Conducted for Individuals Undetaking Manual Handling Operations?


3.09 Are Accident Statistics used to Improve Manual Handling Operations?


Section 4 - Other Considerations

4.01 Can the manual handling risk be reduced and or removed by mechanical or automated aids? (SFAIRP principles)


4.02 List any aids provided to assist in this manual handling operation?


4.03 Are procedures in-place to cover emergency and or unexpected events? (for example, how would the emergency services access and employee who has suffered a back injury?)

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