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Manual Handling


Course Overview

Number of Delegates: Maximum 12

Duration: Half Day

Overview: 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.


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Who Should Attend

Anyone who has to carry out Manual Handling activities.


Course Content

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

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


Final Qualification

Upon successful completion of the course, each successful delegate will receive an in-house certificate, valid for 3 years.


Additional Information

Delegates attending this course should be 18+ and be physically and mentally fit to withstand the rigours of training.


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