Manual Handling Workplace Assessment
What is a Manual Handling Workplace Assessment?
This assessment is only available if recommended following a ‘Functional capacity Evaluation’ assessment. The Manual Handling Workplace Assessment is particularly useful if there are specific tasks required of an employee that are causing difficulties, which need to be assessed in greater detail within the actual working environment.
What is involved in a Manual Handling Workplace Assessment?
A typical assessment will take 1 hour, however, if multiple tasks need to be assessed the assessment will take longer. The assessor will prior notify how long the assessment will take. Our expert assessors will come on-site to examine the employee in their work place. They will systematically analyse each problematic task to determine if they can perform their duties or if modifications are required. During the assessment the assessor may need to touch the employee when taking measurements. They may also take photographs or videos of the employee as this can be helpful during analysis.
What happens after a Manual Handling Workplace Assessment?
This assessment assists the employer to meet elements of its obligations that are documented in the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (as reinforced by the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999), Manual handling Operations Regulations 1992, Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 and the implementation of reasonable adjustments under the Equality Act 2010.
Following the assessment, we provide a report detailing;
- Findings and recommendations for every problematic task.
- Fitness for work and if the worker is able to perform their substantive duties or not.
- Anticipated return to work date (if applicable).
- Reasonable modifications or adjustments to support the employee at work or in returning to work.
- Which alternative job roles the worker can perform.
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