Manual Handling Techniques

  • Who Attends

    This training course is designed for any person(s) who requires training in manual handling techniques for the workplace i.e. Employers, Managers, Supervisors or Operatives.

  • The Aim

    To provide delegates with a thorough understanding of how to minimise the risk of injury to themselves and others by increasing awareness of potential manual handling hazards in the workplace and their outcomes.

  • Course Content

    • Current Health & Safety at Work Act.
    • Manual handling regulations.
    • Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations.
    • Accident statistics.
    • The functions of the spine and muscular system.
    • Typical injuries.

    • Hazard identification and assessment of:
    • The task.
    • The load.
    • The working environment.
    • Individual capabilities.

    • Correct handling techniques.
    • Practical exercises and tuition.

  • Knowledge

    By the end of the course delegates will be able to:

    • Summarise the legislation and manual handling regulations that relate to lifting in the workplace.
    • Appreciate the financial impact on industry caused by injuries from poor manual handling.
    • Identify and assess potential hazards and choose appropriate methods of risk control which includes the selection of any lifting equipment that may be required.
    • Carry out manual handling techniques in a safe and efficient manner.

  • Methods

    A high proportion of group participation, including practical exercises in lifting techniques, will be supplemented with video and classroom based tutorials.

  • Additional Info

    Delegates should provide a passport photograph on the day of training for production of ID Cards.

    Delegates should inform their trainer if they have any serious health issues, physical problems, special considerations or are taking any medication, which may create difficulties in undertaking elements of this training course.
    For training held at your own location, please ensure that the classroom you make available has a 240v power supply and is a suitable size for the number of delegates attending. Please ensure that the practical area has been risk assessed, is free from harm and is suitable for training.

  • Dates & Locations
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