Duration: ½ Day
Maximum 12 candidates
Who Should Attend Training?
The programme is designed for individuals who are required to carry out manual handling as part of their work. Incorrect manual handling is one of the most common causes of injury at work. It causes work-related musculoskeletal disorders which account for over a third of all workplace injuries
Aim of Training
To raise awareness on manual handling issues associated with the working environment
Objective of Training
By the end of the course candidates will be aware of the following:
- Manual Handling Operations
- What’s the Problem – Anatomy
- What should I do about it
- What are my duties
- Avoiding manual handling
- The Task
- The Load
- The Working Environment
- Individual Capacity
- Handling aids and equipment
- General risk assessment guidelines
- Posture and technique for lifting and carrying
- Environmental factors
- Work organisation
A classroom based tutorial course, supplemented with group activity workshops. Written multi-choice question paper to ensure learning and understanding.
- Health & Safety at Work Act/Order
- Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations
- Handling Operations Regulations
- Management Health & Safety at Work Regulations
- Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations
- HSE – Getting to grips with manual handling
For training held on site please ensure you make available a classroom suitable for the number of candidates attending, with a 240v power supply. Please ensure the practical area is free from harm, suitable for training and that it has been risk assessed.
All equipment used must meet current legislation, and have available a current test certificate for inspection and operators manual.