Tag Archives: Manual handling

Assessing manual handling risks

One way to assess manual handling activities is to look at four specific areas – Task, Individual, Load and Environment (easily remembered by the acronym TILE).  Note that Load (i.e. weight) is only one of the four factors which determine the risks; the other three issues can be equally, or more, important, depending on circumstances. […]

Page

Read more →


Manual Handling

This section gives some basic advice on the safe movement of objects by hand in the workplace.  There are also links to further information which you may find of use. Network Rail is currently undertaking a Manual Handling Improvement Programme.  This is aimed at assessing and reducing the manual handling risks those working on its […]

Page

Read more →