Safe Manual Handling
One of the biggest causes of workplace injury and consequently lost productivity are those injuries caused by poor manual handling.
It is a requirement of the Manual Handling Operations regulations 1992 that ALL employees who carry out any form of manual handling (Which includes ANY lifting, lowering, carrying, pushing, pulling or supporting of a load) in the course of their work activities, to be trained in how to carry the task out safely.
Course Duration: 1/2 Day (4 Hrs)
Course Objectives: Manual Handling Awareness.
Course target delegates:Persons who are involved in Manual Handling Operations.
Delegates will gain an understanding of:-
- Defining and recognising problem areas in Manual Handling operations.
- Employer/Employee duties and responsibilities in relation to Manual Handling.
- Impact of Poor Manual Handling techniques.
- Causes and contributory factors of musculoskeletal disorders.
- Making assessment of the Manual Handling Tasks.
- Weight limits guidelines.
- Types and Selection of Lifting Aids.
- Kinetic Lifting Methods.
- Methods of 'Back Care'.
Delegates will complete a multi choice test paper and practical assessment to demonstrate their understanding.
After completion, delegates will receive a certificate of attendance and a manual handling guidance leaflet.