Manual handling assessment charts (the MAC tool)

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Manual handling assessment charts (the MAC tool)

Manual handling assessment charts (the MAC tool)

Type of item
Guides & Tools
Country
United Kingdom
Languages

English

Provider
Provider (English)
Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
Provider (Original)
Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

Description

The Manual Handling Assessment Charts (MAC) is a tool aimed at employers, health and safety managers and safety representatives and is used by health and safety inspectors. The tool will help you assess the most common risk factors in lifting (and lowering), carrying and team handling operations and was developed to identify high-risk manual handling. It will point you towards the factors you need to modify to control these risks.

 

The Manual Handling Assessment Charts (MAC) is a tool aimed at employers, health and safety managers and safety representatives and is used by health and safety inspectors. The tool will help you assess the most common risk factors in lifting (and lowering), carrying and team handling operations and was developed to identify high-risk manual handling. It will point you towards the factors you need to modify to control these risks.

 

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Language of original language description

English

Other data

Hazards
Manual handling of loads
Health effects
MSDs unspecified
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.)
All (no specific group)
Prevention measures
Training/guidance (for workers)
Purpose of the material
Guidance
Risk assessment
Target audience
Employers
Safety officers
OSH consultant
Priority area
Prevention
Year
2016