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Category: Manual handling

Manual handling in the workplace

Manual Handling for Assessors – London, 9 December 2014

Monday, October 6, 2014

This course will equip you with the knowledge to help recognise, assess and reduce manual handling risks in your organisation.

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Construction inspections find sites failing to prevent health risks

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A national targeted inspection focussing on health risks for construction workers saw enforcement action taken at one in six of hundreds of sites visited.

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Manual handling assessment charts (the MAC tool) – INDG383

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

This recently revised leaflet includes the Manual Handling Assessment Charts (MAC). MAC is a tool developed to help users identify high-risk workplace manual handling activities.  

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RR1004 – Factors in the design of order picking systems that influence manual handling practices

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

A variety of order picking systems are used in warehouses and distribution centres. The choice of system determines the amount and type of manual handling that occurs within those locations. In order to understand the factors that influence the design of order picking systems a review was undertaken and interviews conducted with six industry stakeholders.

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Inspections challenge construction sites to ‘Think Health’

Monday, June 23, 2014

Poor working conditions likely to lead to ill health on building sites will be targeted this month as work continues to reduce death, injury and ill health in the industry.

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Firm sentenced after tractor wheel fell on worker

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

An Angus company has been fined for serious safety failings after a worker suffered severe crush injuries when a tractor wheel fell on him.

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RR1003 – Further development of the Variable MAC (VMAC) tool

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Manual handling of loads in picking warehouses is a common operation that involves lifting tasks of variable frequency and load. HSE’s Manual handling Assessment Charts (MAC) are not suitable for assessing such tasks. The ‘Variable Mac’ (VMAC) tool has recently been developed to address this issue although further development was required.

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HSG196 – Moving food and drink: Manual handling solutions for the food and drink industries

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

This book is aimed at employers and dutyholders within the food and drink industry. It discusses manual handling risks and solutions specific to the industry. The introduction in this new edition has been revised but the case studies remain unchanged.

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Essex firm in court after two workers injured within weeks

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

An Essex-based hi-tech manufacturer has been fined after two workers were injured in separate incidents in the space of six weeks.

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HSE unveils changes to reporting requirements

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has formally implemented changes to simplify the mandatory reporting of workplace injuries for businesses.

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Upper Limb Disorder – Risk Assessment of Repetitive Tasks, London, 4 December 2013

Monday, September 30, 2013

This course will equip you with the knowledge to use the ART tool to help recognise, assess, and reduce upper limb disorder risks in your organisation. The course is targeted at organisations that carry out some manual production, processing, packaging, packing, and sorting activities.

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Manual Handling for Assessors – 3 December 2013, London

Monday, September 30, 2013

This course will equip you with the knowledge to help recognise, assess and reduce manual handling risks in your organisation.

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Safer sites initiative 2013 – image gallery 3

Friday, September 27, 2013

As the initiative draws to a close, take a look at our final image gallery of good and bad practice.

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Managing for health and safety

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

HSE has launched new online guidance to help make it easier for larger organisations and businesses to understand how to manage health and safety. Managing for health and safety replaces Successful health and safety management (known to many as HSG65) refreshing and enhancing the existing content.

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Bedford company in court over worker’s broken leg

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

A nationwide removals firm has been fined for safety failings after a worker broke his leg whilst moving machinery at a site in Bedford.

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H&S Toolbox – Don’t feel pushed and pulled when it comes to manual handling

Monday, February 4, 2013

Manual handling causes over a third of all workplace injuries – visit the health and safety toolbox for straightforward advice.

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Suspended prison sentence for landscape gardener after death of worker

Friday, January 11, 2013

A Staffordshire landscape gardener has been given a suspended prison sentence and 180 hours of unpaid community service, after a worker was killed by a falling gate post.

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New Office health and safety website

Thursday, November 8, 2012

The new updated ‘Office health and safety’ website is now live. This site guides employers and employees to information relating to health, safety and welfare in the office.

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Health and safety statistics 2011/12

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Latest release – health and safety statistics 2011/12 presenting the latest top level statistics on work-related ill health, workplace fatalities and injuries, and enforcement in Great Britain.

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Firm fined after granite slabs topple onto workers

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

A Bournemouth company has been fined after two workers were crushed by granite slabs they were trying to move.

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