Manual Handling is for all those who would like to improve their knowledge and safety whilst lifting and moving objects within the workplace
More than a third of all over-three-day injuries reported each year are caused by the transporting or supporting of loads by hand. Injuries most commonly linked with manual handling include sprains and strains, damage to the back and hernias. Employers have a duty of care to ensure that manual handling hazards are identified, their risks assessed and steps are taken to control these risks.
The Manual Handling course helps to equip staff with the knowledge and skills to be able to carry out manual handling safely and without risk of injury.
Benefits to the employer and the learner
Learners will be less likely to suffer an injury at work through poor manual handling.
Employers can demonstrate that they have met their duty of care under health and safety legislation and will benefit from fewer working days lost through musculoskeletal disorders affecting the back.
Learners will be taught the correct techniques to lift heavy objects safely.
Topics covered include:
- Health and safety legislation
- Principles of accidents
- Reducing risks
- Preventing accidents
- The anatomy and physiology of the human spine
- Common causes of backache
- Key demonstrations and practices of base movement
- Risk assessment
- Practical participation in the workplace
Opportunities for further development
Other courses that provide complementary skill sets include:
- Manual Handling
- Fire Marshal
These courses will help to benefit both learners and employers
Please call us on 0800 389 5283 or send us your enquiry via our online form