As an employer, it is your responsibility to protect your workers from the risk of  injury from hazardous manual handling in the workplace.

Manual handling involves transporting or supporting a load by hand or bodily force including lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving load.

To help prevent these risks in your workplace, the HSE have developed a step-by-step-guide.

Other information and advice available for employers include training for employees and exactly what is required by law.

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 (

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