Physiotherapists and occupational therapists use the latest industry supported equipment to assess the physical forces, frequencies, range of movement, strength, postures and overall environment to categorise the job into a ‘high’, ‘medium’ or ‘low’ risk classifications.
As an organisation you can then:
- Perform functional (physical) capacity assessments on workers to ensure that the job role suits their physical fitness
- OR enable your organisation to identify ‘high risk’ tasks and subsequently perform risk assessments to make improvements to the way the job is undertaken, ultimately to reduce the ‘manual handling’ risk to the workers in the role.
Depending on the focus of your ‘job dictionary’, it can be written with the addition of a ‘risk assessment’ or ‘safe operating procedure’ attached to inform workers on how to perform the tasks within that role with as little risk as possible.