Manual Handling Course Overview
More than a third of all over three-day injuries reported each year to the HSE and local authorities are caused by manual handling; the transporting or supporting of loads by hand or by bodily force.
Our course focuses on good lifting and moving techniques along with the legal requirements of both the employer and the employee. Delegates will be introduced to strategies and techniques which will help to minimise risk such as using mechanical aids. All delegates will participate in a practical lifting session with one of our highly experienced trainers. This element of the course is crucial in developing good practice.
The course provides the necessary information and training for organisations to comply with the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992. Our course focuses on the need to consider a range of factors in order to assess the risk of injury in any manual handling task.
After successfully completing the training, each delegate will be awarded a certificate of attendance and completion.
Who should attend Manual Handling Training?
This course is for any employee whose work requires them to undertake manual handling tasks for instance the lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving any load by hand or by bodily force. In effect, any activity that requires an individual to lift, move or support a load will be classified as a manual handling task.
This course is not suitable for pregnant women or those suffering from an injury or condition which is likely to cause discomfort.
Manual Handling Course Aims
In line with Regulations, on completion of this course you will be able to reduce the risk of injury in your workplace by using good posture and correct lifting techniques.
Manual Handling Course Content
Our course covers the following:
- The Health and Safety at Work Act and Regulations.
- Accident rates and injury types.
- The responsibilities of the employee and the responsibilities of the employer.
- Anatomy of the spine.The basic principles of manual handling in a day-to-day working environment.
- Team lifting
- Accessories and aids to lifting and moving.
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- Practical session: good lifting posture and lifting strategy