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MS Excel version of HSE’s RAPP push-pull assessment tool

HSE has now published it’s much anticipated push-pull ‘MAC style’ risk assessment tool. To help with use of the RAPP we have developed an Excel workbook version. The workbook provides you with three tabs which you can use for different push-pull tasks, to start you off. Click here to download our RAPP excel file v1_2. [...]

Task rotation organiser for ART, MAC and RAPP tools

A simple and easy to use tool for identifying the most optimal task/job rotations Task rotation as a musculoskeletal risk control measure is most effective when consecutive tasks don’t share the same risk factors. To help you plan and achieve this arrangement, the tool we have designed  (link below) allows you to enter your [...]

Review of HSE’s new push-pull risk assessment tool – RAPP

This September HSE launched a much-anticipated new manual handling risk assessment tool – RAPP – Risk Assessment of Pushing and Pulling. Ever since the MAC (HSE's Manual Handling Assessment Chart) was launched some years ago, industry and Inspectors have been asking for something similar to cover pushing and pulling activities, now finally it has arrived. [...]

Risk assessment and using historical data – is the risk actually low, or has the gambler had good luck!?

How much can or should we rely on accident or injury history when putting together risk assessments? This question is a natural one and it is frequently asked, but there is surprisingly little guidance on it. It initially seems intuitive to say – “we’ve done it this way for years, never had an accident [...]

Taking that ART and MAC tools further – Task rotation and variable weight handling

The MAC and ART tools are great tools for initial identification of musculoskeletal risk factors. This post tells you how to get even more out of them. HSE will soon be publishing a new tool – similar to the MAC – for push-pull tasks which is much anticipated! But before that happens, in this [...]

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