Our manual handling courses are highly interactive and practical. On completion of the training, delegates will know how to lift and move heavy or large objects safely thus avoiding injury. Delegates will also be taught how to carry out a risk assessment of a manual handling task.
The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (MHOR) require employers to manage the risks to their employees by:
Manual handling injuries caused by handling and lifting are usually musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). Musculoskeletal disorders’cover any injury, damage or disorder of the joints or other tissues in the upper/lower limbs or the back. MSDs make up over a third of all work-related injuries and illnessess.
MSD stands for musculoskeletal disorder; the most common injury associated with manual handling tasks.
The acronym TILE stands for:
It is used to assess the risk before carrying out a manual handling task.
TILEO stands for:
The order of things to assess before carrying out a manual handling task.
Manual Handling Operations Regulations (MHOR) 1992. These define manual handling as
“…any transporting or supporting of a load (including the lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving thereof) by hand or bodily force”.
The regulations set out the steps that should be taken before carrying out a manual handling task:
” … any transporting or supporting of a load (including the lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving thereof) by hand or bodily force”.
The load may be an object, person or animal.
Does the manual handling task involve:
Is the person:
Is the load:
Within the environment is or are there:
Does clothing or protective gear hinder the movement?
Is correct and sufficient PPE being used?