Manual Handling

Manual Handling

Manual Handling

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Course Overview

Ideal course for employees who are required to lift, carry or support a load as part of their everyday work activities. It will provide employees with the basic knowledge and understanding of the principles of safe lifting and handling techniques without risking injury to themselves or others within the workplace.

Course Content

Upon completion the delegates will have gained knowledge of:

    • What is manual handling
    • The purpose of manual handling training
    • Legal duties and regulations relating to MHOR 1992
    • Management of Health & Safety work regulations 1999
    • The financial and health cost to both the employee and employer of injury caused
    • Techniques for correct handling and lifting/pushing and pulling
    • Solutions and alternatives to typical manual handling problems
    • The importance of machinery and its maintenance in reducing risk
    • Causes of manual handling injuries
    • Basic anatomy and physiology
    • Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992
    • Kinetic handling – theory test and practical lifting exercises
    • Dealing with uncomfortable loads and work areas
    • Team lifting
    • Manual handling aids
    • Manual handling risk assessment and control strategies
    • ‘TILE’ factors in detail
    • Risk assessment and control measures

Duration

Half a day