For each value, look up the corresponding factor and use this number in the equation. See Assessing Relevant Handling Factors for explanation of terms.

To use the calculator, click on the values for each factor in the left hand column (or you can input your numbers directly into the second equation). Press the "Calculate RWL" button when you have finished selecting all of the values.

Horizontal Multiplier (HM): Horizontal distance (H, in cm) from the midpoint between the ankles to the hands while holding the object.