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Manual Handling

Back problems account for a third of all worker absence in the UK. Training your staff to handle objects and people safely can reduce the risk of injury to your staff and your company’s costs in the long run.

The Manual Handling Operations Regulations place a duty on every employer to reduce the potential injury from manual handling operations. Basic fast short course, straight to the point.

manual handling

Aims are to:

  • Provide the student with a sound knowledge of the issues involved in manual handling
  • To introduce the relevant legislation

Objectives

By the end of the course the student will

  • Be aware of their employers obligations
  • Be aware of their own obligations
  • Understand why a good handling technique is important
  • Undertake a basic risk assessment by yourself
  • Have practiced a safe method of lifting / moving

Brief instruction on the following:

  • Legislation
  • Injuries associated with manual handling
  • Correct handling techniques
  • Risk assessments

Short practical instruction and student participation on:

  • Assessment
  • Lifting techniques
  • Handling techniques
  • Mechanical aids


Courses can relate to the high risk office environment which is often ignored. We can customise the course to suit your work environment.

This course is normally held on an in house basis and is held on demand.

The Course duration:

3 HOUR COURSE

Certification Validity:

Upon successful completion certification is valid for 3 years.

Maximum number of trainees:

12 (More can be accommodated by bringing in another trainer)

Assessment and Certification:

Professional Certificates, Continuous assessment by trainer

Our qualified trainers come from a range of working backgrounds and all have an active professional and passionate interest in Health and Safety training.

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