HSE release new online Manual Handling Assessment Chart (MAC) Tool

This tool has been designed to simplify the process of completing each assessment, with a logical step-by-step approach, saving your assessors time in populating and interpreting the results manually.

Simple visit the link below and follow the instructions on screen to create an assessment

Free Manual Handling Assessment Chart (MAC) Tool (hse.gov.uk)

For those who require a larger licence, please contact the HSE directly 

HSE and the Department for Transport work with stakeholders to create new ‘Driving and riding safely for work’ webpages.

Although the risks cannot be completely controlled, employers or companies who engage drivers and riders must take all reasonable steps to manage these risks and do everything reasonably practicable to protect people from harm in the same way as they would in a fixed workplace

The webpages contain clear, simple guidance

  • For employers and those who engage drivers and riders on how to make sure the journey, driver and vehicle are safe
  • For workers and those who drive and ride for work on their responsibilities

Driving and riding safely for work – HSE

Stress., depression and anxiety are the second biggest cause of work-related ill health in the construction industry. Recognising the signs of stress will help employers to take the necessary steps to prevent, reduce and manage stress in the workplace.

If you already have a risk assessment in place, consider whether you need to re-assess the situation due to changes and challenges brought about by covid-19. Social distancing, working from home (where possible) and all the other safeguards that have been put in place may have changed or created new stress.

Starting the conversation is an important first step in preventing issues. The HSE Construction Stress Talking Toolkit is aimed at small businesses with a regular workforce (employed and contracted) who want to start looking at this issue. It will also help site managers wanting to identify project-specific issues.

Download the toolkit for practical step-by-step guidance on how to begin and structure those difficult conversations.