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Manual Handling Essentials

50.00 inc. Vat


This Manual Handling training is half day course designed to provide participants with correct lifting techniques to prevent back injury. It will also equip participants with a knowledge and skills to assess risk and approach safely to heavy lifting situations in the workplace.

Who is the course intended for?
This course is intended for those involved in the movement of loads as a part of their everyday work.
0.5 Day (morning or afternoon)
Training methodology:
This course is a classroom based and instructor led with the practical demonstrations. Where possible, demonstrations will involve a workplace setting and/or replication of typical work activities.
Multiple Choice Questions Exam & practical demonstration of correct lifting techniques
The successful participants will be awarded with Amber Safety Certificate of Completion valid for 3 years.

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Course Objectives

On the completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • complete essential risk assessment prior to lifting
  • identify ergonomic factors associated with their work activities
  • employ correct lifting techniques to manual handling tasks

Course Programme

  • Legislation relating to Manual Handling
  • Anatomy of the spine and mechanism of injury
  • Fitness and flexibility requirements for safe manual handling
  • Specific manual handling hazards relevant to the workplace
  • Risk Assessment for manual handling tasks
  • Individual risk factors
  • Practical MH techniques
  • Procedures for dealing with unfamiliar loads
  • Ergonomics: Practical application to workplace environment

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