Manual handling: Improving the review and revision of manual handling risk control measures

Guidance for employers on how to improve the approach preventing musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).
Last updated

Oct 2016

Reading level

medium

File Type and Size

PDF, 92.72 kB

Document Length

2 pages

What it contains

This guidance outlines how employers can improve the way they review and revise risk control measures to prevent MSDs. This includes:

  • redirecting incident investigations away from the person, to focus on the risk controls needed to do the task safely
  • reviewing what is known about the task and the risks of doing the work
  • changing the controls if they are not effectively controlling the risk