- HSE manual handling microsite
Manual handling at work (442KB) pub 11/12
This new leaflet replaces the previous publication known as 'Getting to Grips with Manual Handling'. It describes what you, as an employer, may need to do to protect your employees from the risk of injury through manual handling tasks in the workplace. It will also be useful to employees and their representatives.
.Manual handling assessment chart (MAC tool)(323KB)
The MAC tool has been developed to help the user identify high risk workplace manual handling activities. The tool can be used to assess the risks posed by lifting, carrying and team manual handling activities. It is designed to help you understand, interpret and categorise the level of risk of the various known risk factors associated with manual handling activities. The MAC tool incorporates a numerical and a colour coding score system to highlight high risk manual handling tasks.
Lighten the load(564 KB)
Numerous studies have estimated that 60% to 90% of people will suffer a lower back disorder at some time or other in their lives. Workers in the healthcare sector are particularly prone to the problem HSENI has produced leaflet 'Lighten the load' to raise awareness and help prevent lower back injury in the healthcare sector.
A lot of useful information can be found on the HSE manual handling microsite: