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You can do it yourself or appoint a competent person to help you. Identify hazards. Assess the risks. Control the risks. Record your findings. Review the controls.
You can do it yourself or appoint a competent person to help you. Identify hazards. Assess the risks. Control the risks. Record your findings. Review the controls.
1 A suitable and sufficient risk assessment is required when hazardous manual handling cannot be avoided. The assessment should identify where the risk of injury lies and identify appropriate ways to reduce that risk.
Employers have a general duty of care when it comes to the health and safety of their workforce. Under the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 you need to carry out risk assessments for tasks that involve manual handling. You can carry out the risk assessment yourself or assign a 'competent person' to do it.
In order to be 'suitable and sufficient' the manual handling risk assessment must: Consider the four risk factors: Load, Individual, Task, and Environment. Identify people at risk. Identify what is provided to control the risk. Identify further action and who needs to carry it out. Documented.
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The term manual handling covers a wide variety of activities including lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling and carrying. If any of these tasks are not carried out appropriately there is a risk of injury.
How to carry out a risk assessment Identify hazards in risk assessment. Establish who might be harmed and how in risk assessment. Evaluate and decide on precautions in risk assessment. Record and share key findings of risk assessment. Review risk assessment regularly.
The short answer is yes, risk assessment is a legal requirement, but it doesn't have to be a burden! It helps to have a clearer idea of how the law applies to your context, why risk assessment is so important, and what you need to do to keep on top of things.
Every client must be fully assessed. The handling assessment must be communicated to all staff involved in handling the person.
A thorough risk assessment identifies hazards, which can be anything that's likely to cause harm or illness. In a healthcare premises, hazards can range from slips, trips and fire, to electrical equipment, the chemicals used and even microbiological hazards.

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