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HSE Manual Handling Assessment Tool

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BY Lee Craig
Health & Safety

HSE is demonstrating a new all-in-one digital solution that is being developed for the existing MAC tool.  Attendees at the Manual Handling Workshop in 2019 were provided with an introduction to the MAC Tool in its previous form with a view to assisting them to completed suitable manual handling assessments.

The good news is that the new tool has been designed to simplify the process of completing each assessment, with a logical step-by-step approach saving valuable time for the assessor.

The tool can be used to assess the risks posed by lifting, carrying and team manual handling activities and allows the assessor to understand and categorise the level of risk and implement suitable control measures.

Automated management reports include tracking of assessments that have been completed; identification of priority areas and tasks for improvement; support and identification of common themes across the organisation or business.

Further information is available from the HSE at https://www.hse.gov.uk/msd/toolkit.htm

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