On-site Hazard Identification & Risk Assessments

Employers must, as far as reasonably practicable, identify hazardous manual handling tasks and control any risk so as to eliminate or reduce the risk of musculo-skeletal disorders (MSD).

It is hazardous manual handling that needs to be identified and the associated risk of musculo-skeletal disorders assessed and controlled. The process of doing this will allow the employer to differentiate between work processes that harm or maim and those that may be difficult to do, but are easy to recover from and do not cause long term damage (MSD) to operators.

Concentration on harmless manual handling tasks because they appear to be dangerous without a formal assessment costs money and steals time that could be spent on productive proactive safety management. The trained eye can often save considerable time and money.

Content of service

  • Manual Handling Hazard Identification
  • Risk Assessment and consultations with stake holders
  • Creating Controls
  • Safe Work Method Statements involving Manual Handling and SOPs to be aligned with the suggested controls


A written report will be generated after this assessment service with a full photographic report. A list of issues will be created from the review ranked from highest to lowest in severity pointing to the most urgent issues for controls.


We can either offer you an all-inclusive price negotiated at the beginning of the service or we can charge an hourly rate to undertake your audit service and any follow up work you may wish to engage in. We can work with your team to get the system working and we can carry out all of the training necessary to get your team up to speed and using the system. Please contact us at any time to request a proposal. We also offer a special rate for community organisations as our contribution to the community in which we live. Please contact us for a quote on 13 000 BACKSAFE (13 000 222 57) or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We will get back to you within 24 hours.