Manual Handling

Manual Handling Policy

To enable Compass Group UK & Ireland to identify and manage the risks associated with manual handling in the workplace.

To find out more, open or download the full Guidance here.

Additional Information

Go to Mandatory Risk Assessments page where you can download the following:

General Manual Handling Risk Assessment
Task Specific Manual Handling Risk Assessment 
Task Specific Manual Handling Risk Assessment, and 3 completed examples in respect of:
Receiving Goods Deliveries,
Providing a Hospitality Service when the Lift Is Not Working,
Filling a Canned Drinks Vending Machine

Click below to download three colour posters (branded Compass) on manual handling safety:

Poster 1 Poster 2 Poster 3

External Guidance

Health & Safety Executive guidance documents:

Ergonomics and Human Factors at Work
Getting to Grips with Manual Handling
Moving Food and Drink
Preventing Back Pain etc. to Kitchen and Food Service Staff 
Risk Assessment of Pushing and Pulling - (RAPP) Tool 2016

Guidance documents from the Health and Safety Authority in Ireland:

Guide to the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007, Chapter 4 of Part 2 - Manual Handling of Loads Guide on Manual Handling Risk Assessment in the Hospitality Sector