Tuesday, 25 October 2011

HSE Guidance on Manual Handling Assessment Charts

This is a useful recent release / updated Industrial Guidance Document (INDG 383) by the UK Health and Safety Executive.

Click here > INDG 383 Manual handling assessment charts

Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), including manual handling injuries, are the most common type of occupational ill health in the UK and their prevention is a priority for HSC/E. It is important to remember that:


> things can be done to prevent MSDs;

> preventative measures are cost-effective;

> you cannot prevent all MSDs, so early reporting of symptoms, proper treatment and suitable rehabilitation is essential.



Source HSE

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