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Category: Manual handling

Manual handling in the workplace

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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Brewer fined for ignoring safety warning

Monday, October 1, 2012

A microbrewery has been sentenced for failing to take sufficient action to prevent unsafe work at height and improve manual handling at its Marsh Gibbon production plant.

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Air transport FAQ: Getting started – What are the current load weight restrictions?

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Guidance and current industry recommendations for airlines concerning weight restrictions, weighing and labelling of baggage.

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RR924 – Load security on double-deck trailers

Monday, July 16, 2012

This research has considered good practice in the safe use of heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) with more than one load bed and has identified measures that operators can take to reduce the risks inherent in using double-deck trailers.

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Company sentenced for storage failings after worker is killed by stone slabs

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

An Essex granite manufacturer has been sentenced for safety failings after a worker was crushed to death by stone slabs weighing three tonnes.

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Catering and hospitality – Case studies

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

HSE case studies relevant to the catering and hospitality industry, subject areas include: Kitchen related accidents, Housekeeping and cleaning regimes, Specification of appropriate flooring, Manual handling and Dermatitis.

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Air transport – Managing key risks

Thursday, May 24, 2012

How to manage the risks from: Aircraft turnaround, assisting disabled passengers, baggage handling, musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD) and Working at height.

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