Manual Handling Risk Assessment

The definition of manual handling is defined as the transporting or supporting of a load, "by hand or bodily force". If manual handling activities cannot be eliminated, there is a legal requirement (Manual Handling Operations Regulations) to carry out specific manual handling risk assessments.

The manual handling risk assessment should cover:

  • The TASK being carried out – for example stooping, twisting, pushing, pulling etc.
  • The INDIVIDUAL carrying out the task – for example age, health, strength etc.
  • The LOAD being carried – for example heavy, bulky, sharp, hot etc.
  • The ENVIRONMENT the task is being carried out in – for example stairs, noise, lighting etc.
  • Any other relevant factors

At Phoenix Health & Safety we can assist with your moving and handling risk assessment requirements. We carry out manual handling risk assessments on your behalf, or we can assist you to carry them out by providing forms, examples and support. Our moving and handling risk assessments can ensure that delegates understand the importance of manual, handling and lifting safety, and will therefore ensure they can operate carefully within the workplace.

We also provide Manual Handling Awareness and Manual Handling Instructors/Assessors training courses in-house.

Contact us today for more information on our health and safety training courses or our assessment fees.

Why Choose Phoenix Health & Safety Consultancy  

Phoenix Health & Safety are the UK’s premier providers of health and safety training and health and safety consultancy services. Operating from a head office in Staffordshire, we have consultants and training venues all around the UK, ensuring you always have local advice and training courses.

All organisations with 5 or more staff are required by law to have:

  • A documented health and safety policy
  • Documented risk assessments for all significant hazards (e.g. fire, manual handling, chemicals, electricity, equipment etc.)
  • Access to competent health and safety advice Adequate health and safety training for staff

Phoenix Health & Safety can assist with all of these areas. Our expert consultants can visit your premises and help to guide you through the ever changing maze of health and safety law.

Our services can be tailored to suit your individual needs, as and when you need it. This flexible approach offers small companies a cost-effective way to receive professional advice and support.

Large organisations can also benefit from our services. For example, our consultants can provide professional support and guidance for your in-house health and safety team or carry out one-off projects on a particular aspect of your health and safety management.

Why Choose Phoenix?

  • All of our consultants are highly qualified, have a wealth of experience and have been hand-picked for their practical and approachable manner.
  • Our consultants are based all around the UK, meaning there is always help close-by.
  • We always ensure that the advice and documentation we offer is legally- compliant and practical.
  • If required, we can use the client’s own documentation.
  • All documentation is issued electronically and includes the client’s logo.
  • We can assist clients with supplier/contractor questionnaires and documents.
  • All clients have access to our website’s online support section. From this page you can download various health and safety checklists and templates for personal use.
  • We also provide a regular newsletter to inform clients of any industry developments and changes in legislation.
  Phoenix has done what it said it would do: responded quickly, communicated effectively, made me feel confident that we knew what to do, and kept it simple.  

Peter Holloway Commercial Manager - (Cascade Consulting)